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 1
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

Feb 1, 2010 (Started Nov 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: All the time (24/7)

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 5, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: My rollator was wonderful until I could no longer walk on carpeting with it and had to be in a wheelchair full time.

  • 1 helpful mark

Dec 17, 2008 (Started Dec 17, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for weakness in leg(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: You can walk again!

  • 0 helpful marks
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