What is Wheelchair (powered)?

Category: Equipment

Most Popular Types: Permobil C300, Invacare Power Wheelchair, Pride Jazzy Power Chair, (Show all)

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See also: Invacare Lynx LX3, Invacare SP Power Wheelchair, Shoprider Mobility

A power or electric wheelchair contains a battery, motor, and control mechanism to allow the user to propel themselves without the need for either a caregiver to push or muscle strength to move. More advanced models tilt and adjust their seats.

Purpose
Patients
Patients with evaluations
Perceived effectiveness

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Wheelchair (powered)

Severe
3
Moderate
6
Mild
13
None
83

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Wheelchair (powered)

Hospitalization
Patients
2
Hospitalization
Patients
2
Patients
2
Patients
1
Patients
1

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Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Other
Patients
50
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
3
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
2
Reason
Side effects too severe
Patients
1
Reason
Doctor's advice
Patients
1
Reason
Personal research
Patients
1
Reason
Change in health plan coverage
Patients
1
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
1
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Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been Using Wheelchair (powered)
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
0
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
0
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
1
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
6
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
95
How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
1
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
12
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
9
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
11
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
11
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
17

Adherence


Always
Patients
71
68%
Usually
Patients
19
18%
Sometimes
Patients
12
11%
Never
Patients
3
3%

Burden


Very
Patients
4
4%
Somewhat
Patients
15
14%
A little
Patients
24
23%
Not at all
Patients
62
59%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
64
156%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
9
22%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
32
78%
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45 patient evaluations for Wheelchair (powered)

SusyQ
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SusyQ
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: mild
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
PLS

See SusyQ's full Wheelchair (powered) history

Dec 28, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Muscle weakness in legs: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Rachael
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Rachael
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: vb
I have:
ALS

See Rachael's full Wheelchair (powered) history

Jul 29, 2012 (Started Feb 20, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: What can I say? There are better chairs for specific things off roading, climbing, comfort, shock absorption but this is a handy all- rounder.
Side effects: Constipation with occasional impaction, Worsening posture

  • 0 helpful marks
Scamper
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Scamper
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: mild
Legs: severe
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

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Mar 13, 2012 (Started Sep 15, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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