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 18 4
Fatigue 12 3
Balance problems 9 0
Weakness in legs 7 1
Mobility decreased 6 2
Walking problems 5 4

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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 12

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 5
daily 5
every 3 months 1
weekly 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
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Duration

Currently using Mobility scooter

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 2

Stopped using Mobility scooter

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
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 3
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 6
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3 patient evaluations for Mobility scooter

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pabbey13053
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pabbey13053
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

See pabbey13053's full Mobility scooter history

Jul 1, 2009 (Started Mar 12, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ALS (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 ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage:

  • 0 helpful marks
kayaker
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kayaker
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I have:
ALS

See kayaker's full Mobility scooter history

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
spider
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spider
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I have:
ALS

See spider's full Mobility scooter history

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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