What is Stair lift?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Lift

A variety of lift products are available using assistive technology for handicap accessibility and disability assistance, such as stair lifts with seats, vertical lifts that can accommodate wheelchairs and transfer lifts designed to move a person to and from bed.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Weakness in leg(s) 5 1
Mobility decreased 3 0
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 2 1
Improve mobility 2 0
Stiffness/spasticity 2 0
Balance problems 1 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 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Stair lift

Side effect Patients
Difficulty climbing stairs 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Stair lift

Dosage Patients
2minutes as needed 1
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Stair lift

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Did not seem to work 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped using Stair lift

Duration

Currently using Stair lift

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Stair lift

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
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 1
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1 patient evaluation for Stair lift

Mar 15, 2011 (Started Apr 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: switched to a hosp bed downstairs when fvc of 50 forced me to sleep upright

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