What is Rolling Walker?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Walker

See also: DMC Hugo Walker Premius

A walker with wheels. It combines an adjustable height walking frame with small wheels. Rather than lifting the walker to move, you just push.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Balance problems 61 25
Walking problems 52 20
Improve mobility 42 28
Stiffness/Spasticity 22 9
Fatigue 21 6
Imbalance when walking 16 1

Show all 37 reasons taken


  • 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 1
Mild 3
None 56

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Rolling Walker

Side effect Patients
Falls 2
Pain in lower back 1
Tiredness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Rolling Walker

Dosage Patients
daily 10
as needed 7
weekly 3
1 other daily 2
five times daily 2
1 mg daily 1
185 other daily 1
1other as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Rolling Walker

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 34
Course of treatment ended 12
Did not seem to work 8
Doctor's advice 6
Personal research 1
See all 57 patients who’ve stopped using Rolling Walker

Duration

Currently using Rolling Walker

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 18
10 years or more 3

Stopped using Rolling Walker

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 15
6 months - 1 year 14
1 - 2 years 11
2 - 5 years 11
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 33
Usually 20
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 9
A little hard to take 14
Not at all hard to take 33
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 3
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 22
Not specified 34
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18 patient evaluations for Rolling Walker

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MSMomx4
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MSMomx4
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

See MSMomx4's full Rolling Walker history

Nov 30, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Walking problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Apr 24, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Walking problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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rose5
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: severe
Legs: severe
I am: vb
I have:
Parkinson's

See rose5's full Rolling Walker history

Nov 18, 2012 (Started Nov 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: GOTA U-STEP WALKER. MADE SPECIFICALLY FOR PD AND MS PATIENTS. IT IS WONDERFUL.

Sep 15, 2012 (Started Nov 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I hate having to walk with a walker at 54. But I have had a few bad falls, so I know I need it.

Jan 29, 2011 (Started Nov 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I was using a walker in the past to help me with mobility. I was able to stop using it after I went through the LSVT Big Exercise Program and was feeling great. Then, I found out that this intense exercising, made me tear the meniscus in both my knees, and I had arthroscopic knee surgery on both knees on 11/3/10. I am doing rehab with my LSVT therapist, who wants me to use my walker again.

  • 0 helpful marks
SusyQ
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SusyQ
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: b
I have:
PLS

See SusyQ's full Rolling Walker history

Oct 1, 2012 (Started Feb 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: no longer safe to walk

Sep 3, 2010 (Started Feb 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I can still walk short distances and my walker has saved me from falls countless times. It allows me to still get a little exercise safely.

  • 0 helpful marks
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