What is Wheelchair (powered)?

Category: Equipment

Most popular types: Permobil C300 Invacare Power Wheelchair Pride Jazzy Power Chair Show all

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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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Improve mobility 243 65
Fatigue 122 35
Mobility decreased 83 16
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 60 14
Walking problems 48 8
Stiffness/Spasticity 45 6

Show all 68 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 2
Moderate 7
Mild 19
None 115

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

Side effect Patients
Atrophy of muscles 2
Uncomfortable 2
Back pain 1
Bump into things-walk like a drunk 1
Buttocks pain 1
Constipation with occasional impaction 1

Show all 25 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Wheelchair (powered)

Dosage Patients
daily 43
as needed 25
1 other daily 4
all the time (24/7) 4
12 hr daily 3
6 hr daily 1
24 other daily 1
1other as needed 1
three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Wheelchair (powered)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 52
Course of treatment ended 3
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 62 patients who've stopped using Wheelchair (powered)

Duration

Currently using Wheelchair (powered)

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 15
5 - 10 years 35
10 years or more 30

Stopped using Wheelchair (powered)

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 21
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 11
2 - 5 years 14
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 98
Usually 27
Sometimes 15
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 24
A little hard to take 30
Not at all hard to take 88
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 7
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 53
Not specified 82
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49 patient evaluations for Wheelchair (powered)

Oct 28, 2016 (Started Oct 14, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mobility decreased)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 14, 2016 (Started Apr 30, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 1, 2008 (Started Apr 30, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 15, 2016 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mobility decreased)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Muscle and joint pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: very handy to get around in.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 21, 2016 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 11, 2016 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 10, 2010 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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