What is Hot Water Bottle?

Category: Equipment

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See also: Heating Pad-Hot Packs

A hot water bottle is a container, usually made of rubber or similar material that is filled with hot water and sealed with a stopper. Hot water bottles are used to provide warmth and for the local application of heat to relieve pain and discomfort.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Muscle and joint pain 4 4
Pain 4 2
Circulation problems 2 0
Cold intolerance on right side 1 1
Cold sensation in feet 1 0
Heat sensation in leg 1 0

Show all 9 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 5
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hot Water Bottle

Side effect Patients
Cold hands and feet 1
Drowsiness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Hot Water Bottle

Dosage Patients
3 hr daily 1
5 hr daily 1
60 min daily 1
20minutes as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Hot Water Bottle

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Hot Water Bottle

Duration

Currently using Hot Water Bottle

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Hot Water Bottle

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 2
Sometimes 8
Never taken as prescribed 0
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 11
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 11
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There are no evaluations for Hot Water Bottle.