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
Patients with evaluations
Perceived effectiveness

  • 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 39

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 23
as needed 11
weekly 2
1 mg daily 1
1 other 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
1-3 months 1
6 months-1 year 2
1-2 years 2
2 years or more 35

Stopped using Rolling Walker

Duration Patients
0-1 month 4
1-3 months 8
3-6 months 7
6 months-1 year 14
1-2 years 11
2 years or more 13

Adherence


Always
Patients
21
47%
Usually
Patients
16
36%
Sometimes
Patients
3
7%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
5
11%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
6
13%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
6
13%
A little hard to take
Patients
11
24%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
22
49%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
3
7%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
1
2%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
1
2%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
17
38%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
23
51%
Last updated:

17 patient evaluations for Rolling Walker

rose5
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rose5
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 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: mild
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: n
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
Mikhali
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Mikhali
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

See Mikhali's full Rolling Walker history

Mar 12, 2012 (Started Jan 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Advice & Tips: Most of the time I am using my walker when I know I am going to be out and about for more than ten minutes. Getting it in and out of the car can be awkward but its like having a mini trolley to put things in so beneficial in that respect.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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