What is Handicap/Disability Parking Permit?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

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A handicap/disabled parking permit (also known as a "Blue badge") allows the bearer to park in specially marked disabled parking spaces. This can be particularly helpful where mobility is a problem; disabled bays usually also have more space around the vehicle to allow the loading of wheelchairs.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Walking problems 451 91
Fatigue 399 78
Stiffness/Spasticity 199 38
Improve mobility 123 27
General health 77 8
Pain 67 6

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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 2
Moderate 6
Mild 5
None 192

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Handicap/Disability Parking Permit

Side effect Patients
Dependence on cane for walking 1
Increased shopping 1
Numbness and tingling in hands 1
Pain in shoulders 1
Shortness of breath with exertion 1
Social anxiety 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Handicap/Disability Parking Permit

Dosage Patients
as needed 92
daily 80
weekly 8
all the time (24/7) 7
monthly 1

Why patients stopped taking Handicap/Disability Parking Permit

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 14
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
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Duration

Currently using Handicap/Disability Parking Permit

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 74
10 years or more 112

Stopped using Handicap/Disability Parking Permit

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 130
Usually 50
Sometimes 16
Never taken as prescribed 9
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 21
Not at all hard to take 174
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 87
Not specified 116
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43 patient evaluations for Handicap/Disability Parking Permit

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firefly84
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firefly84
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 32
Condition: Autonomic Neuropathy 26 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Autonomic Neuropathy

See firefly84's full Handicap/Disability Parking Permit history

Feb 11, 2017 (Started Jun 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Walking problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I only use my permit if I'm having a bad symptom day. If I have a somewhat decent amount of energy then I won't use it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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msims1963
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msims1963
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Oct 12, 2016 (Started Mar 12, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Crucial in maintaining quality of life

  • 0 helpful marks
jr42
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jr42
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: severe
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
PMA

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Aug 29, 2016 (Started Mar 09, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Generalized weakness (asthenia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

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