What is Automobile Hand Controls?

Category: Equipment

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Hand controls are devices used by people who are unable to operate the brake and accelerator pedals with their feet due to physical impairment.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Improve mobility 8 6
Weakness in leg(s) 7 2
Paralysis of legs 1 0
Weakness in hands 1 0

  • 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 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Automobile Hand Controls

Side effect Patients
Slight tension when driving 2

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Automobile Hand Controls

Dosage Patients
daily 4
1 other weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Automobile Hand Controls

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped using Automobile Hand Controls

Duration

Currently using Automobile Hand Controls

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 4

Stopped using Automobile Hand Controls

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 1
< $25 2
Not specified 2
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2 patient evaluations for Automobile Hand Controls

Jun 16, 2010 (Started Mar 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Hand controls on my wheelchair accessible (ramp, kneeling system, lowered floor) Dodge Caravan allowed me to drive from 3/20/09 until 6/16/10. Since 6/16/10 my arms have been too weak for me to drive safely, and so now someone else has to drive me wherever I go.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: slight tension when driving

Oct 24, 2009 (Started Mar 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    Mild (slight tension when driving)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I chose a Sure Grip hand control because it's action seemed more intuitive, with gas (up) and brake (down), and easier to become accustomed to than other systems. Without hand controls I would not have been able to drive for the past year.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: slight tension when driving

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 16, 2010 (Started Jun 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for weakness in leg(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: This has given me my freedom back. I went 4 yrs. not being able to drive. Now I can safely take my kids to the park.

  • 0 helpful marks
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