The development of an observational screening tool to assess safe, effective and appropriate walking aid use in people with multiple sclerosis.

@article{Eitzen2017TheDO,
  title={The development of an observational screening tool to assess safe, effective and appropriate walking aid use in people with multiple sclerosis.},
  author={Abby Eitzen and Marcia Finlayson and Leanne Carolan-Laing and Arthur Junn Nacionales and Christie Walker and Josephine O'Connor and Miho Asano and Susan Coote},
  journal={Disability and rehabilitation. Assistive technology},
  year={2017},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={641-646}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to identify potential items for an observational screening tool to assess safe, effective and appropriate walking aid use among people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Such a tool is needed because of the association between fall risk and mobility aid use in this population. METHODS Four individuals with MS were videotaped using a one or two straight canes, crutches or a rollator in different settings. Seventeen health care professionals from Canada, Ireland… CONTINUE READING
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