What is Wheelchair (manual)?

Category: Equipment

Most Popular Types: Manual fold up, Quickie, Invacare Manual Wheelchair, (Show all)

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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 of Wheelchair (manual)

Severe
4
Moderate
8
Mild
14
None
70

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

Patients
3
Patients
3
Patients
3
Patients
2
Patients
2

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Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Other
Patients
50
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
18
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
5
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
4
Reason
Doctor's advice
Patients
2
Reason
Change in health plan coverage
Patients
1
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Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been Using Wheelchair (manual)
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
0
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
2
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
5
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
5
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
105
How Long Patients Used Before Stopping
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
6
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
10
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
14
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
16
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
12
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
20

Adherence


Always
Patients
50
52%
Usually
Patients
23
24%
Sometimes
Patients
23
24%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
0
0%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
8
8%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
24
25%
A little hard to take
Patients
24
25%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
40
42%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
5
5%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
1
1%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
45
47%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
45
47%
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40 patient evaluations for Wheelchair (manual)

rose5
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rose5
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: severe
Legs: severe
I am: vb
I have:
Parkinson's

See rose5's full Wheelchair (manual) history

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
rose5
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rose5
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: severe
Legs: severe
I am: vb
I have:
Parkinson's

See rose5's full Wheelchair (manual) history

Jun 21, 2014 (Started Apr 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Weakness in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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