What is Folding Cane?

Category: Equipment

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A walking stick or cane is a tool used by many people to assist walking. It may be used to assist with balance, or to bear weight taking pressure off of muscles. There are many different styles to suit individual needs and preferences.

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Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
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How Long Current Patients Have Been Using Folding Cane
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1-3 months
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3-6 months
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6 months-1 year
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1-2 years
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How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
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3-6 months
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6 months-1 year
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$200+
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$100-199
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$50-99
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$25-49
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1 patient evaluation for Folding Cane

Peanut Butter
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Peanut Butter
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

See Peanut Butter's full Folding Cane history

Sep 18, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Balance problems: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: I strongly resisted giving in to using a cane until my MD asked me to try it for one week and do an honest evaluation. I realized at the end of that time that I had more energy at the end of the day. I think this is because I was using a great deal of energy just trying to keep my balance. I also think that I resisted because it represented my failure to "be normal"

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