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Patterns of Use of Different Toilet Grab Bar Configurations by Community-Living Older Adults

Authors: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Published: 1st February 2013


The specific objectives for this project were to:

1) determine if and how people actually use toilet grab bars;

2) determine which configuration was more effective in facilitating safetoilet transfers;

3) determine if the grab bar configuration used had an influence on loading of the lower extremities;


4) identify barriers to the acceptance and use of toilet grab bars.

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This study was funded (or partially funded) by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) under the terms of its External Research Program (ERP). However, the views expressed are the personal views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of CMHC. CMHC’s financial contribution to this study does not constitute an  endorsement of its contents.
CMHC Project Manager:
Jim Zamprelli
Dr. Heidi Sveistrup
Principal Investigator
Associate Professor – Director School
of Rehabilitation
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