What is Tandem Cycling?

Category: Exercises

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Generic name: Cycling/Bicycle Riding

The tandem bicycle or twin is a form of bicycle (occasionally, a tricycle) designed to be ridden by more than one person. The term tandem refers to the seating arrangement (fore to aft, not side-by-side) instead of the number of riders. A bike with two riders side-by-side is called a sociable.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

Purpose
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Perceived effectiveness
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tandem Cycling

Side effect Patients

Why patients stopped taking Tandem Cycling

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Stopped doing Tandem Cycling

Duration Patients
1-3 months 1
2 years or more 1

Adherence


Always
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1
33%
Usually
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1
33%
Sometimes
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1
33%
Never taken as prescribed
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0
0%

Burden


Very hard to take
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0
0%
Somewhat hard to take
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2
67%
A little hard to take
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1
33%
Not at all hard to take
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0
0%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
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0
0%
Cost per month
$100-199
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0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
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0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
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0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
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0
0%
Cost per month
Not specified
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3
100%
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2 patient evaluations for Tandem Cycling

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parkinohio
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

See parkinohio's full Tandem Cycling history

Oct 22, 2013 (Started May 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Mobility decreased)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 min M,W,F
Advice & Tips: I have purchased a theracycle and pump it for 60 minutes 3 days a week.

Jan 19, 2013 (Started May 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Mobility decreased)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 min M,W,F

Jun 11, 2010 (Started May 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Mobility decreased)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: I've just begun this exercise and expect to work up to 45 minutes 5 days a week. I'm doing this because I understand that the Cleveland Clinic is doing research on bicycle riding as a means to reduce PD symptoms.

  • 0 helpful marks
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Tomte
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

See Tomte's full Tandem Cycling history

Apr 22, 2010 (Started Jan 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for exercise)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I loved both the physical and social aspects. I plan to start again in the fall.

  • 0 helpful marks
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