Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Experiences With Assessments and Procurement of Their First Power Wheelchair Among Members of an Online Patient Community
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • PatientsLikeMe, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • PatientsLikeMe, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • PatientsLikeMe, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • PatientsLikeMe, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • PatientsLikeMe, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • PatientsLikeMe, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Permobil Group, Kista, Sweden
  • Permobil Group, Kista, Sweden
  • Permobil, Littleton, CO, USA
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Health and Wellness / Home Accessibility/Environmental Modification / Neurologic Conditions / Spinal Cord Injury / Health Services Research and Education
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Experiences With Assessments and Procurement of Their First Power Wheelchair Among Members of an Online Patient Community
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311510234. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO1035
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311510234. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO1035
Abstract

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