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A validity study of guidelines for wheelchair selection.
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PMID:  10275777     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There is a risk that the inappropriate provision of wheelchairs is counter-productive to therapeutic goals. Guidelines for Wheelchair Selection for an Elderly Population were developed to define: a) whether a wheelchair is needed, and if so, whether it is required on a full or part-time basis, and b) which option will best promote the functional independence and comfort of the individual. A multidisciplinary study with a random sample of wheelchair user and non-user subjects established a high degree of reliability, validity and practical utility for these Guidelines for Wheelchair Selection.
E Bradley; P Colman; D C Wianko; J Wagman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of occupational therapy. Revue canadienne d'ergothérapie     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0008-4174     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Occup Ther     Publication Date:  1986 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-05-15     Completed Date:  1986-05-15     Revised Date:  2008-02-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0406021     Medline TA:  Can J Occup Ther     Country:  CANADA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19-24     Citation Subset:  H    
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MeSH Terms
Decision Making
Equipment Design
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Nursing Homes*
Wheelchairs / standards*

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