Sherry Xiao, Kristina Simacek, Paul Wicks, Elizabeth Lawler, Christopher Curran, Jamie Granskie, Helene Svahn, Karin Leire, Angela Regier; Experiences With Assessments and Procurement of Their First Power Wheelchair Among Members of an Online Patient Community. Am J Occup Ther 2019;73(4_Supplement_1):7311510234. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO1035
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Date Presented 04/04/19
This survey of patient members of an online health community who use power wheelchairs suggests that OTs may better meet patient functional and social needs during power wheelchair assessment by discussing power wheelchair features that are available but may not be covered by insurance, as well as recommendations for avoiding complications. While most respondents felt their medical needs were assessed, few patients felt their social needs are being discussed in assessments.
Primary Author and Speaker: Sherry Xiao
Additional Authors and Speakers: Helene Svahn, Karin Leire, Angela Regier
Contributing Authors: Kristina Simacek, Paul Wicks, Elizabeth Lawler, Christopher Curran, Jamie Granskie
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