What is Invacare Manual Wheelchair?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Wheelchair (manual)

A manual wheelchair typically has handrails on the wheels to allow the user to propel themselves; there may also be handles at the rear to let another person push them.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Improve mobility 19 10
Weakness in leg(s) 13 6
Fatigue 10 3
Balance problems 4 2
Mobility limited by distance 4 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 13

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Invacare Manual Wheelchair

Side effect Patients
Weakness in leg(s) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Invacare Manual Wheelchair

Dosage Patients
as needed 4
daily 1
four times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Invacare Manual Wheelchair

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 8
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped using Invacare Manual Wheelchair

Duration

Currently using Invacare Manual Wheelchair

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Invacare Manual Wheelchair

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 3
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 9
Not specified 6
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7 patient evaluations for Invacare Manual Wheelchair

May 26, 2018 (Started Jun 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for weakness in leg(s))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for laryngeal sensory neuropathy)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for knee pain from surgery)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weakness in leg(s))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Four times daily
Advice & Tips: I can no longer use a manual wheelchair because of the sensory neuropathy. I have lost the feeling in my hands now so I cannot push the wheelchair. My doctor ordered an electric wheelchair for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 11, 2015 (Started Jun 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for weakness in leg(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for peripheral neuropathy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for knee pain from surgery)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weakness in leg(s))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Four times daily
Advice & Tips: SINCE BEING DIAGNOSED WITH PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, I HAVE TO USE THE WHEELCHAIR ON A DAILY BASIS AND WHEN MY HUSBAND AND I GO OUT. MOST OF MY FEET HAVE LOST FEELING, AND PARTS OF MY LEGS ARE NUMB. I HATE BEING IN A WHEELCHAIR.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 18, 2014 (Started Jun 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for weakness in leg(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for knee pain from surgery)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: After 5 knee surgeries, my doctor got me the wheelchair. My legs have also felt weaker, but my husband can still take me out. We couldn't go if I just had my walker.

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 14, 2011 (Started Sep 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I had to have someone with me because I didn't have strength to push myself. So it had it's blurps. I have my power chair and ramp on van, so I can go and do alone.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 30, 2011 (Started Aug 06, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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