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The science behind mobility devices for individuals with multiple sclerosis

Fay, BT and Boninger, ML (2002) The science behind mobility devices for individuals with multiple sclerosis. Medical Engineering and Physics, 24 (6). 375 - 383. ISSN 1350-4533

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There is a growing body of research related to prescription of mobility devices. This research enables clinicians and clients to make clinical decisions related to mobility based on sound research. Unfortunately, there is little research investigating appropriate prescriptions in degenerative disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS). In this article we will review the literature on mobility devices in MS and how it can be used to assist with clinical decision-making considering the progressive nature of this condition. In addition, we will review other research not conducted on individuals with MS that is relevant to this population. Finally we will present a call for future research that should help address this critical area. © 2002 IPEM. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Fay, BT
Boninger, MLboninger@pitt.eduBONINGER
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Human Engineering Research Laboratories
Date: 1 January 2002
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Medical Engineering and Physics
Volume: 24
Number: 6
Page Range: 375 - 383
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1016/s1350-4533(02)00037-1
Schools and Programs: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences > Rehabilitation Science and Technology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1350-4533
MeSH Headings: Canes; Decision Making; Decision Support Techniques; Disabled Persons--psychology; Equipment Design; Gait Disorders, Neurologic--physiopathology; Gait Disorders, Neurologic--rehabilitation; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Humans; Multiple Sclerosis--physiopathology; Multiple Sclerosis--rehabilitation; Orthopedic Equipment; Patient Care Planning; Quality of Life--psychology; Research--trends; Self Care; Self-Help Devices--psychology; Walkers; Wheelchairs
PubMed ID: 12135646
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2012 21:40
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 03:55


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