What is Mobility scooter?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Motorized scooter/chair

This is a generic term for a electric-powered mobility aid. There are a variety of models to choose from including 3- and 4-wheeled electric scooters.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Improve mobility 20 6
Fatigue 15 4
Balance problems 9 0
Walking problems 7 6
Weakness in legs 7 1
Mobility decreased 6 2

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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
14

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Mobility scooter

Side effect Patients
Atrophy of calf muscles 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Mobility scooter

Dosage Patients
as needed 7
daily 6
weekly 2
twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Mobility scooter

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Did not seem to work 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped using Mobility scooter

Duration

Currently using Mobility scooter

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 4

Stopped using Mobility scooter

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 4
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 8
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3 patient evaluations for Mobility scooter

Jul 1, 2009 (Started Mar 12, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage:

Jan 16, 2009 (Started Mar 12, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage:

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 1, 2008 (Started Apr 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: You need to be able to stand and transfer to use one. Three wheeled ones are much more manoeverable than 4 wheeled but less stable. A power raising seat is very nice.

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 23, 2008 (Started Jun 30, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: All the time (24/7)

  • 0 helpful marks
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