Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Improve mobility 92 25
Walking problems 91 31
Fatigue 62 17
Stiffness/Spasticity 26 4
Balance problems 19 1
Mobility decreased 19 2

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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 0
Moderate 4
Mild 7
None 61

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Motorized scooter/chair

Side effect Patients
MANY BUILDINGS ARE INACCESSABLE 3
Atrophy of muscles 2
Atrophy of calf muscles 1
cant operate alone 1
Pain 1
Pain in buttocks 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Motorized scooter/chair

Dosage Patients
as needed 23
daily 15
weekly 6
every 3 months 2
16 hr daily 1
24 hr daily 1
1 other all the time (24/7) 1
24 hr as needed 1
45minutes as needed 1
all the time (24/7) 1

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Why patients stopped taking Motorized scooter/chair

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 30
Course of treatment ended 4
Did not seem to work 4
Doctor's advice 2
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Duration

Currently using Motorized scooter/chair

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 30
10 years or more 15

Stopped using Motorized scooter/chair

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 13
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 44
Usually 11
Sometimes 14
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 15
A little hard to take 22
Not at all hard to take 29
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 5
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 26
Not specified 39
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16 patient evaluations for Motorized scooter/chair

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Rejoice
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Rejoice
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 45
Condition: Hemiplegic Migraine 26 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Hemiplegic Migraine

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Feb 21, 2016 (Started Jan 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Loss of energy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Generalized weakness (asthenia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Pain in lower back, Pain, Pain in upper back)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Ern
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Ern
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Severe
Cognition: moderate
Vision: severe
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: severe
Walking: severe
I am: vb
I have:
MS

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Sep 29, 2011 (Started Feb 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Walking problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
the_lorelei
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the_lorelei
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Apr 12, 2011 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I really only use a motorized scooter/chair when shopping. Too much walking causes dizziness, fatigue, and pain for me.

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