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 of Assistive Technology

Severe
0
Moderate
2
Mild
4
None
12

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Assistive Technology

Patients
1
Patients
1
Hospitalization
Patients
1
Patients
1

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Other
Patients
6
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
1
See all 6 patients who’ve stopped using Assistive Technology

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been Using Assistive Technology
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
0
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
0
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
0
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
1
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
20
How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
1
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
0
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
0
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
1
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
1
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
3

Adherence


Always
Patients
10
56%
Usually
Patients
5
28%
Sometimes
Patients
2
11%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
1
6%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
3
17%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
2
11%
A little hard to take
Patients
3
17%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
10
56%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
2
11%
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
4
22%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
11
61%
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9 patient evaluations for Assistive Technology

mzooms
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mzooms
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
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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