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 Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Improve mobility 169 61
Fatigue 125 47
Weakness in legs 112 22
Stiffness/spasticity 41 5
Balance problems 34 8
Pain 23 9

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 7
Moderate 9
Mild 22
None 93

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 48
daily 26
weekly 5
every other week 2
monthly 2
1 every 12 weeks 1
6 hr daily 1
12 hr daily 1
1other as needed 1
four times daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Wheelchair (manual)

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Reason Patients
Other 51
Course of treatment ended 19
Did not seem to work 6
Doctor's advice 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Expense 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently using Wheelchair (manual)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 42
1 - 6 months 157
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 17
5 - 10 years 29
10 years or more 34

Stopped using Wheelchair (manual)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 6
1 - 6 months 26
6 months - 1 year 17
1 - 2 years 13
2 - 5 years 14
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 69
Usually 29
Sometimes 31
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 12
Somewhat hard to take 29
A little hard to take 40
Not at all hard to take 50
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 6
$100-199 2
$50-99 1
$25-49 3
< $25 55
Not specified 64
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41 patient evaluations for Wheelchair (manual)

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

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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

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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.

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