Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Balance problems 263 92
Walking problems 229 63
Improve mobility 141 80
Stiffness/Spasticity 85 15
Fatigue 79 15
Weakness in legs 42 12

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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 8
Moderate 7
Mild 15
None 188

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Walker

Side effect Patients
Falls 2
Pain in lower back 2
Tiredness 2
Worsening posture 2
Anger 1
Anxiety and frustration 1

Show all 27 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Walker

Dosage Patients
daily 50
as needed 46
weekly 4
all the time (24/7) 3
five times daily 3
1 other daily 2
1other as needed 2
24 hr daily 1
24 other daily 1
30 other daily 1

See all 14 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Walker

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 141
Did not seem to work 38
Course of treatment ended 37
Doctor's advice 16
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 224 patients who’ve stopped using Walker

Duration

Currently using Walker

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 13
2 - 5 years 25
5 - 10 years 49
10 years or more 26

Stopped using Walker

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 9
1 - 6 months 73
6 months - 1 year 50
1 - 2 years 44
2 - 5 years 37
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 115
Usually 54
Sometimes 27
Never taken as prescribed 22
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 25
Somewhat hard to take 35
A little hard to take 52
Not at all hard to take 106
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 8
$100-199 4
$50-99 5
$25-49 6
< $25 82
Not specified 113
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62 patient evaluations for Walker

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KipWong
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KipWong
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Feb 28, 2017 (Started Nov 18, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Walking problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Five times daily
Advice & Tips: I can get around with my walker, mostly under 20 ft. at a time. Very cautious not to fall. have fallen 3 times in almost 2 years. Slower and more careful. Haven't fallen for over 5 months.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 23, 2016 (Started Nov 18, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Walking problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Five times daily
Advice & Tips: I can get around with my walker, mostly under 20 ft. at a time. Very cautious not to fall. have fallen 3 times in almost 2 years
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
MSMomx4
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MSMomx4
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Nov 30, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Walking problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Apr 24, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Walking problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
rose5
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rose5
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: severe
Legs: severe
I am: vb
I have:
Parkinson's

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Sep 21, 2014 (Started Nov 19, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Walking problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 24 other Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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