What is Manual fold up?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Wheelchair (manual)

A manual wheelchair typically has handrails on the wheels to allow the user to propel themselves; there may also be handles at the rear to let another person push them.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fatigue 9 1
Weakness in legs 9 0
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 5 0
Stiffness/Spasticity 5 0
Mobility decreased 4 0
Balance problems 3 0

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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 2
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Manual fold up

Side effect Patients
Mobility limited by distance 1
Muscle and joint pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Manual fold up

Dosage Patients
1 every 12 weeks 1
6 hr daily 1
1other as needed 1
as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Manual fold up

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Did not seem to work 2
Other 2
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Duration

Currently using Manual fold up

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Manual fold up

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 3
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 2
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2 patient evaluations for Manual fold up

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pheonix61
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pheonix61
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 65
Condition: COPD 43 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
COPD

See pheonix61's full Manual fold up history

Jul 7, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Muscle and joint pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I use an attendant type wheelchair as my walking ability is severely restricted, the type I have is a very basic NHS type that is rigid uncorfatable and is dangerous on uneven ground. Using the seat bet provided is a must as if something brings the chair to a sudden halt it can be easy to be ejected with force.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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webguy1958
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webguy1958
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Severe
Cognition: moderate
Vision: severe
Speech: severe
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: severe
Walking: severe
I am: b
I have:
MS

See webguy1958's full Manual fold up history

Sep 26, 2008 (Started Nov 13, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: No cost for something I hopefully won't have to buy again...lol.

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