What is Quad Cane?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Walking Stick/Cane

A walking stick or cane is a tool used by many people to assist walking. It may be used to assist with balance, or to bear weight taking pressure off of muscles. There are many different styles to suit individual needs and preferences.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Balance problems 30 12
Walking problems 14 4
Stiffness/spasticity 9 3
Improve mobility 4 4
Fatigue 2 0
General health 2 0

Show all 13 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 0
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 17

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Quad Cane

Side effect Patients
Balance problems 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Quad Cane

Dosage Patients
as needed 5
daily 4
all the time (24/7) 1

Why patients stopped taking Quad Cane

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 10
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Personal research 1
See all 11 patients who've stopped using Quad Cane

Duration

Currently using Quad Cane

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 7

Stopped using Quad Cane

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 12
Usually 7
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 17
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 12
Not specified 6
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8 patient evaluations for Quad Cane

Nov 30, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 24, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Mar 1, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: It has helped me walk better, gives me more support. It has had no major impact on my life.

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 1, 2012 (Started May 30, 2011)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 21, 2010 (Started Jan 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: balance problems

Mar 24, 2010 (Started Jan 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: balance problems

Mar 9, 2010 (Started Jan 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: The use of the quad cane is apart of my daily life in and out of the house. When not using the cane. I have a service dog between the two this helps with my balance and walking.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: balance problems

Feb 27, 2010 (Started Jan 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I have a large base 4 prong cane. I use this in the house and it helps to give me the extra sup[port I need and I dont bounce into walls as easy as I did without it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: balance problems

Jan 18, 2010 (Started Jan 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (balance problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Walking in the house I not using walls or furniture for maintaining balance. And if I get alittle weak I can use the cane for support up against the wall
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: balance problems

  • 0 helpful marks
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