What is Hiking Pole?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Walking Stick/Cane

A walking stick or cane is a tool used by many people to assist walking. It may be used to assist with balance, or to bear weight taking pressure off of muscles. There are many different styles to suit individual needs and preferences.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Balance problems 7 3
Stiffness/Spasticity 5 0
Imbalance when walking 3 0
Walking problems 3 0
Fatigue 1 2
General health 1 0

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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 1
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hiking Pole

Side effect Patients
Coordination problems with use 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Hiking Pole

Dosage Patients
as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Hiking Pole

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 4
Doctor's advice 1
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Duration

Currently using Hiking Pole

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Hiking Pole

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 3
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 1
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1 patient evaluation for Hiking Pole

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Scamper
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Scamper
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: none
Legs: severe
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

See Scamper's full Hiking Pole history

Aug 15, 2011 (Started Nov 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Loss of balance)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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