What is Rollator?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Walker

Rollators are rolling walkers, some with seats, that can increase the mobility and comfort for anyone suffering from Arthritis, lower and mid-back area pain, Sciatica and muscle weakness, decreased stamina, deteriorating balance, and many other afflictions, regardless of their age.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Balance problems 43 9
Walking problems 30 5
Improve mobility 18 9
Fatigue 14 4
Weakness in leg(s) 9 4

Show all 31 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 0
Moderate 2
Mild 4
None 16

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Rollator

Side effect Patients
Back pain 1
Pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Rollator

Dosage Patients
daily 11
as needed 7
weekly 2

Why patients stopped taking Rollator

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 19
Course of treatment ended 4
Did not seem to work 4
See all 26 patients who've stopped using Rollator

Duration

Currently using Rollator

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 4

Stopped using Rollator

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 10
Usually 5
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 9
Not specified 10
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9 patient evaluations for Rollator

Sep 17, 2013 (Started Aug 23, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Advice & Tips: It’s important to consult an occupational therapist, as they can recommend a rollator that is appropriate to your needs, usage, height, etc. They can also advise on sources of funding (such as the Assistive Devices Program, ADP, and private health insurance) and may be required to sign off on such funding.

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 31, 2011 (Started Sep 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Helps my walk faster, better balance, less tripping danger)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I CAN NO LONGER STAND AND WALK.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 15, 2011 (Started Mar 20, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for weakness in leg(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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