What is Cooling Vest?

Category: Equipment

Most Popular Types: StaCool Vest

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See also: Cold Showers/bath, Heat avoidance

A cooling vest or ice vest is a piece of equipment worn to cool a person down. Cooling vests are used by many sporting bodies, industry workers, doctors, and people with Multiple Sclerosis.

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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Cooling Vest

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Moderate
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Mild
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None
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Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Cooling Vest

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Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Other
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5
Reason
Did not seem to work
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Reason
Course of treatment ended
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Reason
Personal research
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Reason
Not indicated
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Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been Using Cooling Vest
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0-1 month
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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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2 years or more
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How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
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0-1 month
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Duration
1-3 months
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Duration
3-6 months
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6 months-1 year
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Duration
1-2 years
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Duration
2 years or more
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Adherence


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37%
Usually
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37%
Sometimes
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21%
Never
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5%

Burden


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Somewhat
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11%
A little
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58%
Not at all
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32%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
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138%
Cost per month
$100-199
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0%
Cost per month
$50-99
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Cost per month
$25-49
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0%
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< $25
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Not specified
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6 patient evaluations for Cooling Vest

westchester
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westchester
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: g
I have:
MS

See westchester's full Cooling Vest history

May 29, 2013 (Started May 12, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage:

  • 0 helpful marks
chasmengr
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chasmengr
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

See chasmengr's full Cooling Vest history

Aug 31, 2012 (Started Apr 27, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Heat intolerance: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Starting this spring, I began using a phase-change vest, which freezes at 60 degF (in the fridge). It works wonderfully, lasts for hours, and isn't chilling like ice packs.
Cost: Not specified monthly

Sep 30, 2011 (Started Apr 27, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Heat intolerance: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Cost: Not specified monthly

Oct 1, 2010 (Started Apr 27, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Heat intolerance: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: Not specified monthly

Sep 30, 2009 (Started Apr 27, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Heat intolerance: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Really postpones my fatigue attacks on hot summer days. Lets me function outside in the summer.

  • 1 helpful mark
wysiwyg
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wysiwyg
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

See wysiwyg's full Cooling Vest history

Jun 25, 2010 (Started Aug 19, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Heat intolerance: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Haven't used it for a couple of years now. Usually my feet are so cold I can't stand it, so when it is HOT outside and my feet are warm, I forget to cool off my core!!!

Jan 19, 2009 (Started Aug 19, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Heat intolerance: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Works great in hot summer heat...makes it easier to garden, etc.!

  • 0 helpful marks
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