What is 4 wheel swivel w/hand brakes?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Walker

Walkers are assistive devices that are available in a variety of configurations depending on the needs of the patient.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Balance problems 46 21
Improve mobility 19 12
Walking problems 19 9
Stiffness/spasticity 14 2
Walking difficult without aid 13 4
Weakness in legs 11 3

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
1
Mild
3
None
33

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with 4 wheel swivel w/hand brakes

Side effect Patients
Frustration 1
Muscle spasms in neck and shoulders 1
Pain in hands 1
Weakness in right hand 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using 4 wheel swivel w/hand brakes

Dosage Patients
as needed 10
daily 8
all the time (24/7) 1
five times daily 1
weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking 4 wheel swivel w/hand brakes

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 13
Course of treatment ended 6
Did not seem to work 6
Doctor's advice 2
See all 27 patients who've stopped using 4 wheel swivel w/hand brakes

Duration

Currently using 4 wheel swivel w/hand brakes

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 7

Stopped using 4 wheel swivel w/hand brakes

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 21
Usually 9
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 24
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 3
< $25 17
Not specified 13
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9 patient evaluations for 4 wheel swivel w/hand brakes

Sep 25, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Advice & Tips: Stopped using the walker when balance problems made it unsafe to use.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2012 (Started Apr 22, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily

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Mar 14, 2011 (Started Nov 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: My rolling walker was excellent as a mobility aid after my crutches became too dangerous, and up until I needed a wheelchair full-time.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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