Reliability of a tool for assessing mobility in wheelchair-dependent paraplegics

  title={Reliability of a tool for assessing mobility in wheelchair-dependent paraplegics},
  author={Lisa Anne Harvey and Julia Batty and Alex Fahey},
  journal={Spinal Cord},
The aim of this study was to design and test the reliability of an assessment tool that could be used by physiotherapists to quantify the mobility of wheelchair-dependent paraplegics. The assessment tool examined six key tasks fundamental to the mobility of wheelchair-dependent paraplegics, comprising moving from lying to sitting, completing a horizontal transfer, completing a vertical transfer, pushing on flat ground, pushing on ramps and negotiating kerbs. A six-point scoring system was used… CONTINUE READING

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