Issues in maintenance and repairs of wheelchairs: A pilot study

Short Title:
Issues in maintenance and repairs of wheelchairs: A pilot study
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J50596.
Journal:
Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2005, vol. 42, issue 6, pp 853-862
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Abstract:
One hundred thirty people who used a wheelchair as their primary means of mobility completed a questionnaire about their wheelchairs, the maintenance and repair history, and their satisfaction levels. Results showed that 26 percent of the participants had completed a wheelchair repair in the past 6 months, 16 percent had completed general maintenance, and 27 percent had completed tire repairs. Neither wheelchair age nor number of hours of use affected the frequency of repairs or maintenance. Participants were generally satisfied with their wheelchairs.
Author(s):
Fitzgerald, Shirley G.; Collins, Diane M.; Cooper, Rory A.; Tolerico, Michelle; Kelleher, Annmarie; Hunt, Peter; Martin, Stephanie; Impink, Bradley; Cooper, Rosemarie
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