Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol 2009 May;4(3):181-8
Stanmore Specialist Wheelchair Service, Royal National Orthopedic Hospital, Brockley Hill, Stanmore, UK.
Purpose: To identify areas of difficulty encountered by a regional wheelchair service in providing Electric Powered Indoor/outdoor wheelchairs (EPIOCs) to those with muscular dystrophy (MD) in the early years of their provision--particularly posture, pain and deformity.
Method: Wheelchair service records of all users between April 1997 and March 2000 were reviewed retrospectively and issues relating to weakness, pain/discomfort, deformities, other medical issues, weight change, function, posture and driving were documented on a purpose-designed proforma. Adjustments and modifications were documented over the 2-year period following chair delivery. Read More