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Use of powered mobile arm supports by people with neuromuscular conditions

Arun Kumar, MSc, BSc; Margaret Frances Phillips, MD

This study sought to understand the experiences of people with muscle conditions who use powered mobile arm supports. The most common muscle conditions affect 22 in every 100,000 people. We interviewed people who were 12 years and older about the use of their mobile arm supports and found that powered mobile arm supports positively influenced psychological factors, social participation, and independence in many activities. We identified several ways in which provision of, or the equipment itself, could be improved. This study highlighted how mobile arm supports can improve independence and lifestyles for individuals with arm weakness and their families.

Volume 50 Number 1, 2013
   Pages 61 — 70

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Kumar A, Phillips MF. Use of powered mobile arm supports by people with neuromuscular conditions. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(1):61–70.
ResearcherID: Margaret Frances Phillips, MD: F-3813-2011

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