What is Walker with seat?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Walker

Walkers are assistive devices that are available in a variety of configurations depending on the needs of the patient. Many rolling walkers are equipped with seats.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Walking problems 33 9
Balance problems 31 11
Improve mobility 26 13
Fatigue 10 2
Falls 3 0
Multiple Sclerosis 2 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 21

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Walker with seat

Side effect Patients
Anger 1
Anxiety and frustration 1
Depressed mood 1
Fear of embarrassment 1
Imbalance when walking 1
Loneliness 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Walker with seat

Dosage Patients
as needed 7
daily 7
weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Walker with seat

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 12
Did not seem to work 4
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently using Walker with seat

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 2

Stopped using Walker with seat

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 16
Usually 5
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 11
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 12
Not specified 12
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3 patient evaluations for Walker with seat

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Buying Time
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Buying Time
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I have:
ALS

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Jul 10, 2010 (Started Aug 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 1, 2010 (Started Aug 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
grandma2009
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grandma2009
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: vb
I have:
MS

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Jan 11, 2010 (Started Dec 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for assist walking and to be able to sit due to fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 18 other Daily
Advice & Tips: i HAD BACK SURGERY AND NEEDED THE WALKER DUE TO THE SURGERY RECOVERY. i GOT THE WALKER THROUGH NMSS TO USE AS LONG AS NEEDED.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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MikeyMcCutey
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MikeyMcCutey
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 51y
  • Duration: 10 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
214 seizures
315 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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Sep 14, 2009 (Started Aug 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Peripheral Arterial Disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: its great! I might need an electric chair but i dont want to become dependant
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Imbalance when walking

  • 0 helpful marks
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