What is Wheelchair (manual)?

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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
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 4
Moderate 8
Mild 14
None 67

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
Bruise 2
Feeling disconnected in conversations because I'm low profiled or pushed "ahead" of the group. 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Wheelchair (manual)

Dosage Patients
as needed 42
daily 25
weekly 3
1other as needed 2
6 hr daily 1
12 hr daily 1
18hours as needed 1
1M,W,F as needed 1
24hours as needed 1
all the time (24/7) 1

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Why patients stopped taking Wheelchair (manual)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 50
Course of treatment ended 18
Did not seem to work 4
Doctor's advice 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
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Duration

Currently using Wheelchair (manual)

Duration Patients
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 3
1-2 years 7
2 years or more 73

Stopped using Wheelchair (manual)

Duration Patients
0-1 month 6
1-3 months 10
3-6 months 14
6 months-1 year 16
1-2 years 12
2 years or more 20

Adherence


Always
Patients
49
53%
Usually
Patients
22
24%
Sometimes
Patients
22
24%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
0
0%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
7
8%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
23
25%
A little hard to take
Patients
26
28%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
37
40%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
6
6%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
1
1%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
1
1%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
1
1%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
41
44%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
43
46%
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41 patient evaluations for Wheelchair (manual)

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senad
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senad
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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

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Aug 11, 2015 (Started Jun 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Weakness in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Peripheral Neuropathy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Knee pain from surgery)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • side effects
    Mild (Weakness in legs)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Four times daily
Advice & Tips: SINCE BEING DIAGNOSED WITH PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY, I HAVE TO USE THE WHEELCHAIR ON A DAILY BASIS AND WHEN MY HUSBAND AND I GO OUT. MOST OF MY FEET HAVE LOST FEELING, AND PARTS OF MY LEGS ARE NUMB. I HATE BEING IN A WHEELCHAIR.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 18, 2014 (Started Jun 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Weakness in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Knee pain from surgery)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: After 5 knee surgeries, my doctor got me the wheelchair. My legs have also felt weaker, but my husband can still take me out. We couldn't go if I just had my walker.

  • 0 helpful marks
jr42
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jr42
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: severe
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
PMA

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Jul 10, 2015 (Started Mar 12, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Mar 24, 2015 (Started Mar 12, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: fold up manual wheelchair 18 x 18 to utilize when outside/events etc and also have diffuser cushion(outside).

Jan 15, 2014 (Started Mar 12, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Improve mobility)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: you may find uncomfortable and difficult to get out of chair especially if you have no movement with your arms/hands.

  • 0 helpful marks
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