A clinical trial of a rehabilitation expert clinician versus usual care for providing manual wheelchairs.

@article{Hoenig2005ACT,
  title={A clinical trial of a rehabilitation expert clinician versus usual care for providing manual wheelchairs.},
  author={Helen M Hoenig and Lawrence R. Landerman and Kathy M. Shipp and Carl F. Pieper and Margaret Richardson and Nancy Pahel and Linda George},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={53 10},
  pages={
          1712-20
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the effect of differing methods of dispensing wheelchairs. DESIGN Quasi-experimental by day of week. SETTING Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. PARTICIPANTS Eighty-four community-dwelling, cognitively intact patients prescribed a standard manual wheelchair. INTERVENTION A multifactorial intervention consisting of an expert physical/occupational therapist who used a scripted evaluation that included an evaluation based on medical record review and self… CONTINUE READING

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