Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Trends in Wheelchair Recommendations in a Dedicated Seating Department
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Article Information
Advocacy / Assistive Technology / Geriatrics/Productive Aging
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Trends in Wheelchair Recommendations in a Dedicated Seating Department
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510307. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO6715
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510307. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO6715
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

This quantitative, retrospective chart review utilized letters of medical necessity written by physical therapists and OTs between 2007 and 2017 that detailed 4,525 full wheelchair recommendations. Descriptive results examined demographic factors of age, sex, and funding source in relation to type and complexity of manual wheelchairs and power mobility devices, displayed graphically. This study has strong implications for the service delivery of wheeled mobility equipment.

Primary Author and Speaker: Cara Masselink