What is Permobil?

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 Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Mobility decreased 3 0
Improve mobility 3 1
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 2 0
Fatigue 2 0
General health 1 0
Atrophy of lower body muscles 1 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Permobil"

Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
2

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 1
See all 1 patient who’ve stopped using Permobil

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been Using Permobil
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 4
How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 0
Adherence
Always
2 100%
Usually
0 0%
Sometimes
0 0%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
0 0%
Somewhat
0 0%
A little
0 0%
Not at all
2 100%
Cost
$200+
1 100%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
0 0%
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1 patient evaluation for Permobil

mompeach
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mompeach
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: severe
Legs: severe
I am: n
I have:
ALS

See mompeach's full Permobil history

Apr 18, 2009 (Started Jun 03, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Atrophy of lower body muscles: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: i just received this chair a month ago as a gift from my louisiana chapter! the people that take the time to sit and talk with us at the support groups are wonderful, a blessing because we could not afford a wheelchair and we don't have good insurance. i have been using a loaner from the mda loan closet for two years and they are really nice people. this chair is awesome. it has the power features like tilt, recline, vent tray and my favorite is the seat lift. the model I have is the c300. it takes some getting use to though because of the chair being long with the tray in back.

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