What is Shower/Tub Chair?

Category: Equipment

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See also: Shower chair self propelled Shower/tub chair with transfer bench

Shower chairs are assistive equipment which adds safety to your shower setup.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Balance problems 105 25
Weakness in leg(s) 74 9
Fatigue 46 9
Stiffness/spasticity 11 1
Improve mobility 9 0
Multiple sclerosis 8 2

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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 1
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 32

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Shower/Tub Chair

Side effect Patients
Heat intolerance 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Shower/Tub Chair

Dosage Patients
daily 19
as needed 9
m,w,f 2
weekly 2
every other day 1
every other week 1

Why patients stopped taking Shower/Tub Chair

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 8
Course of treatment ended 1
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Duration

Currently using Shower/Tub Chair

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 20

Stopped using Shower/Tub Chair

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 5
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 21
Usually 6
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 9
Not at all hard to take 22
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 8
Not specified 24
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5 patient evaluations for Shower/Tub Chair

Feb 5, 2014 (Started Nov 03, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for weakness in leg(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily

Nov 26, 2013 (Started Nov 03, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for weakness in leg(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: The shower chair allows you to sit while taking a shower, with less worry of slipping and falling.

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 12, 2011 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Risk of harm)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Use when taking a shower as I'd fallen too many times. Usually, I just take a bath but for washing hair a shower is best. Especially with a removable shower head.

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 6, 2009 (Started Aug 07, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Makes transition to/from tub and shower easier.

  • 0 helpful marks
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