What is Hoist?

Category: Equipment


Generic name: Lift

A variety of lift products are available using assistive technology for handicap accessibility and disability assistance, such as stair lifts with seats, vertical lifts that can accommodate wheelchairs and transfer lifts designed to move a person to and from bed.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Transferring difficulty 5 1
Improve mobility 1 1
Muscular dystrophy 1 0
Support activities of daily living (ADL) 1 1
Weakness in leg(s) 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hoist

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently using Hoist

Dosage Patients
daily 1


Currently using Hoist

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:

2 patient evaluations for Hoist

Apr 21, 2013 (Started Oct 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support activities of daily living (ADL))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: terrific piece of kit, try to get it before you need it. Very ease to use when you and your carers know how.

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 5, 2012 (Started Nov 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mobility decreased)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for transferring difficulty)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Advice & Tips: I use a portable ceiling track hoist, the Freeway P-200 http://www.prismmedical.co.uk/products/manuals/P-200Manuals/P-200%20Quick%20Ref%20Guide.pdf I tried the floor standing varieties and for my very standard routine transfers, this is far superior. I miss the flexibility and adaptability of the Oxford Mini hoyer lift. My Freeway takes up next to no space: always a welcome bonus.

  • 0 helpful marks
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