Wheelchairs

Translation and validation of the Farsi version of the Wheelchair Outcome Measure (WhOM-Farsi) in individuals with spinal cord injury

Samaneh Alimohammad, M.Sc. (O.T.), Shahriar Parvaneh, Ph.D. (O.T.), Setareh Ghahari, Ph.D. (O.T.), Hooshang Saberi, M.P.H. (M.D.), Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Ph.D., William C. Miller, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p265–271 Published online: October 7, 2015 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.09.004 Background The Wheelchair Outcome Measure (WhOM) evaluates participation outcomes associated with wheelchair use. While English […]

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Patterns of mobility aid use among working-age persons with multiple sclerosis living in the community in the United States

Lisa I. Iezzoni, M.D., M.Sc.†, Sowmya R. Rao, Ph.D., R. Philip Kinkel, M.D. †Although Dr Iezzoni has occasionally spoken and assisted in educational sessions sponsored by NMSS local chapters around the country, she has never accepted payment for any of these activities. This research was supported by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS), Contract No. […]

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Measurement and description of physical activity in adult manual wheelchair users

Catherine A. Warms, Ph.D., R.N., C.R.R.N., JoAnne D. Whitney, Ph.D., R.N., C.W.C.N., F.A.A.N., Basia Belza, Ph.D., R.N. Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, University of Washington, School of Nursing, Seattle, WA 98195-6157, USA †This project was supported by NIH Research Grants 5 P20 NR008351-04 and NR008360-04 funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research and the […]

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Emergency evacuation readiness of full-time wheelchair users with spinal cord injury

McClure LA, Boninger ML, Oyster ML, Roach MJ, Nagy J, Nemunaitis G. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Mar;92(3):491-8. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2010.08.030. SOURCE:  Human Engineering Research Laboratories, Department of Veterans Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. OBJECTIVES: To determine the percentage of full-time wheelchair users with spinal cord injuries who felt they could evacuate from various […]

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Impact of wheelchair acquisition on social participation.

PURPOSE: Efficient mobility could be a prerequisite to carrying out many daily activities and social roles (social participation). The aim of this study was to assess the impact of wheelchair acquisition on social participation. METHODS: Single group pre/post design where the intervention was the acquisition of a wheelchair paid for by the provincial government. Data […]

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Psychosocial impact of participation in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games and Winter Sports Clinic.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the characteristics of individuals who participate in the National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) and the Winter Sports Clinic (WSC) for veterans with disabilities. In addition, it was of interest to determine how these events had impacted their lives. METHOD: Participants were recruited at the 20th Winter […]

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Evaluation of a redesigned self-checkout station for wheelchair users.

Self-checkout is the emergent/emerging retail technology wherein users (shoppers) check out their own items using an interactive kiosk. A dramatic growth is anticipated in the prevalence of self-checkout systems in retail environments. A study was conducted to develop and evaluate a redesign of a self-checkout system with a focus on issues related to physical accessibility […]

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Wheelchair racing efficiency.

PURPOSE: For individuals with disabilities exercise, such as wheelchair racing, can be an important modality for community reintegration, as well as health promotion. The purpose of this study was to examine selected parameters during racing wheelchair propulsion among a sample of elite wheelchair racers. It was hypothesized that blood lactate accumulation and wheeling economy (i.e. […]

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Wheelchair racing efficiency.

Purpose: For individuals with disabilities exercise, such as wheelchair racing, can be an important modality for community reintegration, as well as health promotion. The purpose of this study was to examine selected parameters during racing wheelchair propulsion among a sample of elite wheelchair racers. It was hypothesized that blood lactate accumulation and wheeling economy (i.e. […]

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Development and consumer validation of the Functional Evaluation in a Wheelchair (FEW) instrument.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to develop an outcome measurement tool to investigate functional performance of consumers using seating and wheelchair systems as their primary seating and mobility device. The instrument is undergoing systematic development in three phases. The results of Phase 1 will be reported. METHOD: Manual and power wheelchair users were […]

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