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Manual wheelchair satisfaction among long-term users and caregivers: A French study

Claire Marchiori, et al.

In the French context, manual wheelchair users are in general quite satisfied with their wheelchairs but some aspects (weight, comfort, durability, and maneuverability) and technical parameters (weight or propulsion outdoors) should be optimized because they are related to an active lifestyle and participation. It is also important to consider the caregivers when improving technical parameters such as the push handles, brakes, and weight of the wheelchair. Improving these aspects of the manual wheelchair should decrease the risk of musculoskeletal injuries for both manual wheelchair users and the caregivers and also improve satisfaction and promote mobility.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.04.0092

Volume 52 Number 2, 2015
   Pages 181 — 192


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Marchiori C, Bensmail D, Gagnon D, Pradon D. Manual wheelchair satisfaction among long-term users and caregivers: A French study. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(2): 181–92.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.04.0092
ORCID: Claire Marchiori: 0000-0002-4906-1387; Dany Gagnon, PhD: 0000-0003-3464-4667
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