Daily Utility and Satisfaction With Rollators Among Persons With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
MetadataShow full item record
Hill K, Goldstein R, Gartner EJ, Brooks D. Daily utility and satisfaction with rollators among persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Objective: To characterize the daily utility and satisfaction with rollators in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Design: Cross-sectional observational study. Setting: Community. Participants: COPD patients describing dyspnea during activities of living, who had been provided with a rollator by a health care professional within the preceding 5-year period. Interventions: Not applicable. Main Outcome Measures: Three questionnaires were administered in random order. The St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire was used to measure health-related quality of life, version 2.0 of the Quebec User Evaluation of Satisfaction with Assistive Technology was used to assess satisfaction with the rollator, and a structured questionnaire was used to obtain information regarding daily utility of the device and barriers to its use. Demographic data were obtained through patient interview. Anthropometric data, measurements of resting lung function, and 6-minute walk distance were extracted from the medical records. Results: Twenty-seven (10 men) patients (forced expiratory volume in 1 second, 35.1%±22.3% predicted) completed the study. Sixteen (59%) patients reported daily rollator use. All patients used the rollator to assist with ambulation outdoors, but 16 (59%) patients stated that they did not use the rollator for any activity in their home. Although satisfaction with the rollator was high, women were less satisfied with the weight of the device than men (P=.008). Thirteen (48%) patients reported being embarrassed while using the device. Conclusions: COPD patients provided with a rollator for use during daily life were most satisfied with its effectiveness and least satisfied with its weight. Daily use was generally high with over half the patients using the rollator on a daily basis. Rollators were more often used outdoors than indoors. © 2008 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Henderson, Saraswathy (1998)In recent times there has been an emphasis on patients participating in their own nursing care. Studies have demonstrated that when patients participate in their own care, they experience positive outcomes, such as greater ...
A comparison of the responsiveness of 4 commonly used patient-reported outcome instruments at 5 years after matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantationEbert, J.; Smith, Anne; Wood, D.; Ackland, T. (2013)Background: Patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments are employed to assess outcomes after matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI), although the PRO most responsive to change after surgery remains ...
A comparison of compliance in the estimation of body fluid status using daily fluid balance charting and body weight changes during continuous renal replacement therapyDavies, Hugh; Leslie, Gavin; Morgan, D.; Dobb, G. (2018)© 2017 Australian College of Critical Care Nurses Ltd. Background: The risk of fluid overload and mortality is increased in patients with severe acute kidney injury. Charting of daily fluid balance is a key component of ...