What is Folding Cane?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Walking Stick/Cane

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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

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Perceived effectiveness
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Perceived effectiveness

  • 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 1
Mild 2
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Folding Cane

Side effect Patients
Joint pain in elbow 1
Joint pain in hands 1
Shame 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Folding Cane

Dosage Patients
as needed 12
daily 3

Why patients stopped taking Folding Cane

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 8
See all 8 patients who’ve stopped using Folding Cane

Duration

Currently using Folding Cane

Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
2 years or more 14

Stopped using Folding Cane

Duration Patients
0-1 month 2
6 months-1 year 1
2 years or more 5

Adherence


Always
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6
60%
Usually
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4
40%
Sometimes
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0
0%
Never taken as prescribed
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0
0%

Burden


Very hard to take
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1
10%
Somewhat hard to take
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2
20%
A little hard to take
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4
40%
Not at all hard to take
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3
30%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
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0
0%
Cost per month
$100-199
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0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
1
10%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
9
90%
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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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Balance problems)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
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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