What is Scooter?

Category: Equipment


Generic name: Motorized scooter/chair

This is a generic term for an electric-powered mobility aid. There are a variety of models to choose from including 3- and 4-wheeled electric scooters.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Walking problems 9 5
Improve mobility 3 3
Stiffness/Spasticity 2 2
Achilles Tendonosis 1 1
Balance problems 1 0
Fatigue 1 2

Show all 7 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 0
None 9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Scooter

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently using Scooter

Dosage Patients
as needed 3

Why patients stopped taking Scooter

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Other 1
See all 3 patients who’ve stopped using Scooter


Currently using Scooter

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped using Scooter

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 3
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1 patient evaluation for Scooter

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

See duderock's full Scooter history

Apr 16, 2010 (Started Mar 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Walking problems)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Since being treated for CCSVI I'm not as reliant upon my scooter. I'm able to walk more and more. I still use the scooter for long distances, but fully expect to stop using in 6mths after PT and exercise.

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