Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Balance problems 271 92
Walking problems 240 67
Improve mobility 148 79
Stiffness/Spasticity 85 15
Fatigue 79 15
Weakness in legs 43 13

Show all 91 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 8
Moderate 8
Mild 16
None 189

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Walker

Side effect Patients
Falls 2
Tiredness 2
Worsening posture 2
Anger 1
Anxiety and frustration 1
Back pain 1

Show all 29 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Walker

Dosage Patients
daily 52
as needed 48
weekly 7
1other as needed 3
all the time (24/7) 3
five times daily 3
1 other daily 2
every other week 2
24 other daily 1
185 other daily 1

See all 14 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Walker

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 142
Course of treatment ended 37
Did not seem to work 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 260
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 12
2 - 5 years 19
5 - 10 years 52
10 years or more 35

Stopped using Walker

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 9
1 - 6 months 73
6 months - 1 year 50
1 - 2 years 45
2 - 5 years 36
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 117
Usually 54
Sometimes 28
Never taken as prescribed 22
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 26
Somewhat hard to take 36
A little hard to take 53
Not at all hard to take 106
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 9
$100-199 5
$50-99 6
$25-49 7
< $25 80
Not specified 114
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62 patient evaluations for Walker

Jul 7, 2017 (Started May 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Walking problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I have a 'Nitro' walker by Drive. A strong, durable walker with the ability to move over gravel, grass, and sand. It weights about 18lbs so it's difficult (for me) to get it in or out of the car, but folds nice and has a comfortable seat.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

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
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