What is Alternating Air Pressure Mattress?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Air Mattress

An air mattress can assist individuals with pressure sores.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pressure sore 7 5
General health 4 2
Pain 3 1
Multiple system atrophy 2 0
Frozen shoulder 1 1
Improve mobility 1 0

Show all 10 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
1
Mild
0
None
8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Alternating Air Pressure Mattress

Side effect Patients
Depressed mood 1
Pain in hips 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Alternating Air Pressure Mattress

Dosage Patients
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Alternating Air Pressure Mattress

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped using Alternating Air Pressure Mattress

Duration

Currently using Alternating Air Pressure Mattress

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1

Stopped using Alternating Air Pressure Mattress

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 4
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1 patient evaluation for Alternating Air Pressure Mattress

Jul 1, 2009 (Started Mar 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (pain in hips)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Due to sleeping with head elevated because of gastric reflux and respiratory insufficiency, my seat would bottom out and cause sore hips.
Side effects: pain in hips

  • 1 helpful mark
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