Holistic assessment needed for wheelchair users with multiple sclerosis

15 Jan

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) need to be holistically assessed when being offered an electric wheelchair, a study suggests. The unique study of 91 wheelchair users, each severely affected by MS, found that 15% of the trial group had problematic pain, showing the need for a much more professional assessment.


Decisions regarding the use of a wheelchair or scooter are not limited just to mobility, but also the impact of mobility–or its lack–on osteoporosis, DVT, obesity, heart disease, and other comorbidity issues, all of which need to be assessed when deciding upon the type of aid.

See on Scoop.itOvercoming Multiple Sclerosis

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Posted by on 15 January 2015 in Uncategorized


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