Perceptions of power mobility use and safety within residential facilities.

@article{Mortenson2005PerceptionsOP,
  title={Perceptions of power mobility use and safety within residential facilities.},
  author={William B Mortenson and William C Miller and Jeanette Boily and Barbara Steele and Leslie Odell and Erin M Crawford and Guylaine Desharnais},
  journal={Canadian journal of occupational therapy. Revue canadienne d'ergotherapie},
  year={2005},
  volume={72 3},
  pages={
          142-52
        }
}
BACKGROUND Power wheelchairs enhance quality of life by enabling occupation, improving self-esteem and facilitating social interaction. Despite these benefits, the risks associated with power mobility use raise serious concerns in residential facilities. PURPOSE As there is no gold standard to assess when a client is unsafe, a two-phase study was conducted to develop client-centred guidelines for power mobility use. METHOD In the first phase of the study, presented here, 18 in-depth… CONTINUE READING

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