What is Invacare Power Wheelchair?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Wheelchair (powered)

A power or electric wheelchair contains a battery, motor, and control mechanism to allow the user to propel themselves without the need for either a caregiver to push or muscle strength to move. More advanced models tilt and adjust their seats.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Weakness in legs 10 3
Stiffness/Spasticity 9 1
Fatigue 7 0
Improve mobility 6 1
Mobility decreased 6 0
Balance problems 5 1

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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 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Invacare Power Wheelchair

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Invacare Power Wheelchair

Dosage Patients
all the time (24/7) 1
as needed 1
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Invacare Power Wheelchair

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 5
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Duration

Currently using Invacare Power Wheelchair

Duration Patients
2 years or more 3

Stopped using Invacare Power Wheelchair

Duration Patients
1-3 months 1
6 months-1 year 2
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 4
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2 patient evaluations for Invacare Power Wheelchair

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grampa
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grampa
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Mood: Good
Cognition: Mild
Autonomic: Mild
Head: moderate
Arms: severe
Legs: moderate
Tremors: none
I am: vg
I have:
MSA

See grampa's full Invacare Power Wheelchair history

Mar 7, 2012 (Started Dec 20, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Strengthen neck muscles)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: My speech improved. My comfort improved. Off the power chair, I can now hold my head up better.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
JesswithMS
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JesswithMS
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

See JesswithMS's full Invacare Power Wheelchair history

Aug 20, 2008 (Started Jan 15, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Ataxia (lack of coordination))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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