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PS7.4: Reliability of the Aspects of Wheelchair Mobility Protocol

The Aspects of Wheelchair Mobility Protocol was developed to provide comparative effectiveness data on wheelchair mobility. At a special needs boarding school in a low resource area, a group of wheelchair users completed the protocol twice at one week intervals. Participants rolled on measured tracks in four environments. Distance traveled and visual analogue scale scores on ease of travel were recorded. Intraclass correlation scores above 0.8 for distance and question scores confirmed good reliability.

 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to;

 

Faculty:

Karen Rispin
LeTourneau University
Longview, Texas
United States

Karen Rispin, Associate Professor at LeTourneau University, is Principle Investigator for the Wheels Project studies. Studies are done in a mutually beneficial partnership with a boarding school for students with disabilities in Kenya where research teams of undergraduate students and therapists collaborate with Kenyans to do long term comparative effectiveness studies on wheelchair types. A special area of interest is professional and patient reported outcomes measures and repeated measures performance based studies

Kara Huff
LeTourneau University
Longview, TX
United States

Amy Godinez, undergraduate
LeTourneau University
Longview, TX
United States

 

References:

    1. Mortenson, W.B., Miller, W.C., & Auger, C. (2008). Issues for the Selection of Wheelchair-Specific Activity and Participation Outcome Measures: A Review. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 89(1), 177-86.
    2. Kirby, R.L. (2011). Survey of Wheelchair Skills Tests: Making the Case for Broadening the Search and Assessment Criteria. Clinical Rehabilitation 25, 287.
    3. Fliess-Douer, O., Vanlandewijck, Y.C., Manor, G.L., & Van der Woude, L.H.V. (2010). A Systematic Review of Wheelchair Skills Tests for Manual Wheelchair Users with a Spinal Cord Injury: Towards a Standardized Outcome Measure. Clinical Rehabilitation. 24, 867-86.

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