Journal article

Predictors of Mobility Among Wheelchair Using Residents in Long-Term Care

W Ben Mortenson, William C Miller, Catherine L Backman, John L Oliffe

ARCHIVES OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2011

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To identify predictors of mobility among long-term care residents who use wheelchairs as their main means of mobility. Based on the Matching Person to Technology Model, we hypothesized that wheelchair-related, personal, and environmental factors would be independent predictors of mobility. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Eleven long-term residential care facilities in the lower mainland of British Columbia, Canada. PARTICIPANTS: Residents (N=268): self-responding residents (n=149) and residents who required proxy respondents (n=119). INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Mobility was measured using the Nursing Home Life-Space Diameter. Standardized measures..

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