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Scoping review of mobility scooter-related research studies

W. Ben Mortenson, PhD, MSc, BScOT, OT;
Jenny Kim, BSc

Mobility scooters are three- or four-wheeled mobility devices that are frequently provided to Veterans with mobility limitations. Given the growing popularity of these scooters and concerns around their use, we conducted a scoping review to identify the topics and designs of mobility scooter research studies. Surprisingly little scooter-related research has been conducted. More research is needed in order to develop a better understanding of the frequency and causes of scooter accidents and the efficacy of interventions to improve users??? driving skills, mobility, and safety. These studies would have important implications for Veterans who use these devices.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.05.0084

Volume 53 Number 5, 2016
   Pages 531 — 540


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Mortenson WB, Kim J. Scoping review of mobility scooter-related research studies.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016; 53(5):531–40.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.05.0084

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