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The importance of the 4-wheeled walker for elderly women living in their home enviornment - a three year study

Author: Jonsson, L.
Type: Book
Year: 2001


Half of the women participating in this study, reported that their mobility had improved noticeably after using their walker for sometime, this was despite a decline in their general state of health. The number of women who had a fall, since the initial interviews had not increased. Apart from the substantial public health costs savings that the use of the 4-wheeled walkers had achieved in terms of reduced help and general support required the study subjects had remained active in their home environments, thus accruing additional social benefits. These findings endorsed those of the earlier study and confirmed the economic and social benefits achieved over time with consistent use of walkers even with individuals of advanced age and progressive physical decline.

Further Details

Pages: 24
Publish Location: Karlskrona, Sweden
Publisher: Swedish Handicap Institute
Accession Number: 08.03.05
Keywords: older, mobility, assistive device, function, safety improvement
Reads: 428