What is Karman Lightweight?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Wheelchair (manual)

The Karman Lightweight Wheelchair is an economical lightweight wheelchair. With an aluminum frame weighing only 34 lbs.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Improve mobility 3 5
Fatigue 2 3
Atrophy of muscles 1 0
Loss of coordination 1 0
Stiffness/Spasticity 1 0
Walking difficult without aid 1 0

Show all 7 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 0
Mild 2
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Karman Lightweight

Side effect Patients
Weakness in arms 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Karman Lightweight

Dosage Patients
1other as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Karman Lightweight

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 1 patient who’ve stopped using Karman Lightweight

Duration

Currently using Karman Lightweight

Duration Patients
1-2 years 1

Stopped using Karman Lightweight

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

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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

See jr42's full Karman Lightweight history

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
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