What is Wheelchair (manual)?

Category: Equipment

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A manual wheelchair typically has handrails on the wheels to allow the user to propel themselves; there may also be handles at the rear to let another person push them. Wheelchairs are used by some people only when going outdoors to reduce the risk of falls.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Improve mobility 188 68
Fatigue 136 49
Weakness in legs 131 31
Stiffness/spasticity 41 5
Balance problems 36 8
Pain 24 9

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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 9
Mild 23
None 102

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Wheelchair (manual)

Side effect Patients
Difficulty transitioning from wheelchair to legs 3
Embarrassment 3
Weakness in arms 3
Anger 2
Bruising 2
Dislocated shoulder 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Wheelchair (manual)

Dosage Patients
as needed 68
daily 31
weekly 7
monthly 4
every other week 3
1 every 12 weeks 1
6 hr daily 1
12 hr daily 1
16 hr daily 1
18hours as needed 1

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Why patients stopped taking Wheelchair (manual)

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Reason Patients
Other 53
Course of treatment ended 19
Did not seem to work 6
Doctor's advice 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Expense 1
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Duration

Currently using Wheelchair (manual)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 86
1 - 6 months 429
6 months - 1 year 149
1 - 2 years 11
2 - 5 years 16
5 - 10 years 35
10 years or more 45

Stopped using Wheelchair (manual)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 6
1 - 6 months 25
6 months - 1 year 17
1 - 2 years 13
2 - 5 years 14
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 74
Usually 32
Sometimes 34
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 13
Somewhat hard to take 31
A little hard to take 41
Not at all hard to take 57
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 6
$100-199 4
$50-99 1
$25-49 3
< $25 58
Not specified 70
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42 patient evaluations for Wheelchair (manual)

Feb 15, 2018 (Started Dec 15, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for weakness in legs)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 2, 2017 (Started Nov 22, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 11, 2017 (Started Nov 22, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 7, 2012 (Started Nov 22, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 13, 2009 (Started Nov 22, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 7, 2008 (Started Nov 22, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 24, 2016 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Using it in moderation.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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