Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

Purpose
Patients
Patients with evaluations
Perceived effectiveness

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 4
None 10

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Assistive Technology

Side effect Patients
Burning sensation in eyes 1
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 1
Fatigue 1
Muscle aches 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Assistive Technology

Dosage Patients
daily 16
1 other daily 1
6 hr daily 1
24 hr daily 1
1other as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Assistive Technology

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 6
Did not seem to work 1
See all 6 patients who’ve stopped using Assistive Technology

Duration

Currently using Assistive Technology

Duration Patients
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 21

Stopped using Assistive Technology

Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 3

Adherence


Always
Patients
9
56%
Usually
Patients
5
31%
Sometimes
Patients
1
6%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
1
6%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
2
13%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
2
13%
A little hard to take
Patients
3
19%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
9
56%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
2
13%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
1
6%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
3
19%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
10
63%
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9 patient evaluations for Assistive Technology

mzooms
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mzooms
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See mzooms's full Assistive Technology history

Aug 15, 2015 (Started Jul 25, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: It is a life saver for me on the computer! I don't have to use the onscreen keyboard to write and as long as I can use it my thoughts are able to be expressed! It's a free d/l and it's easy to use - try it! http://www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/dasher/

  • 0 helpful marks
Rachael
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Rachael
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: vb
I have:
ALS

See Rachael's full Assistive Technology history

Jul 29, 2012 (Started Aug 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve communication)
  • side effects
    Mild (Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: very slow but so multifunctional. A must have!

  • 0 helpful marks
Rachael
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Rachael
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: vb
I have:
ALS

See Rachael's full Assistive Technology history

Jul 29, 2012 (Started Mar 10, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Yellow teeth)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Teeth Chattering)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Bruxism (teeth grinding))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sensitivity of teeth)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Weakness in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Weakness in arms)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I can't brush my own teeth or open my mouth wide. My care givers struggled to use a manual brush effectively Well worth £17.50 Oral-B ProfessionalCare 1000 Electric Toothbrush www.oralb.com/products/professional-care-1000-toothbrush/

  • 0 helpful marks
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