Many Veterans rely on wheelchairs for support
of their spines, backs, and arms. This support is used
for mobility and also for stable sitting. Support of
the wheelchair results in either good or poor posture.
Breathing, eating, and speaking are directly related
to posture. This study reports development and testing
of a new way to judge posture after someone
is positioned in a wheelchair. In the future, it may
be used in research or long-term care to judge how
well residents are sitting. The study suggests that the
measurement method is valid and reliable and also
may be improved.
Volume 52 Number 2, 2015
Pages 201 — 210
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