Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Improve mobility 44 16
General health 39 9
Breathing difficulty 23 4
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 12 4
Generalized weakness (asthenia) 12 3
Stiffness/Spasticity 9 1

Show all 36 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 3
Mild 0
None 43

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hospital Bed

Side effect Patients
Subclavian vein clot 1
Uncomfortable 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Hospital Bed

Dosage Patients
daily 27
1 other daily 1
7 hr daily 1
8 mg daily 1
10 hr daily 1
12 hr daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Hospital Bed

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 5
Course of treatment ended 3
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Duration

Currently using Hospital Bed

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 15
10 years or more 11

Stopped using Hospital Bed

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 44
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 39
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 2
< $25 15
Not specified 29
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15 patient evaluations for Hospital Bed

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jr42
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jr42
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: severe
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
PMA

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Jul 10, 2013 (Started Sep 29, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Generalized weakness (asthenia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: able utilise raisining the head & legs for sleeping comfort and ensure you have suitable air mattress/pump.

Oct 6, 2008 (Started Sep 29, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Generalized weakness (asthenia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
grammasheri68
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grammasheri68
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F60y
FM:13y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 21, 2013 (Started Jun 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: My Dad bought me this bed as it is way out of my budget. At first I thought it was great, but as with most things, it didn't last long. The bed hasn't changed, but I am no longer comfortable in it. The sales people talk a good talk. Not worth the price. I do recommend an adjustable bed frame. It makes life easier if you are bedridden at all.

Aug 7, 2009 (Started Jun 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: This bed has drasticly changed my sleep problems, I was always a side sleeper but haven't been able to sleep on my side since sometime in 2003, Just a few minutes on my side and my hip and shoulder pain would be unbearable. I am now able to sleep on my side with little or no pain. Also the tingling sensations in my hands has all but gone away at night. I am also able to function at a reasonable level in the morning, without the stiffness anad screaming back pain, my full size mattress was about $1300.00 and worth every penny!

Jul 16, 2009 (Started Jun 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: sleeping much better, no pressure points, waking and being able to funcyion for an hour or so before the pain levels increase. pricey but most insurance companys will pay at least some of the cost. Best investment made ever.

  • 0 helpful marks
Rachael
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Rachael
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: vb
I have:
ALS

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Jul 29, 2012 (Started Aug 20, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Joints ache (whole body))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Breathing difficulty)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: used with the hoist the profiling bed is an essential item in my armoury.

  • 0 helpful marks
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