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8 Steps+

8 Steps+
This report provides a clear way forward for community development organizations to provide holistic wheelchair services. The risks associated with wheelchair distribution are balanced against the catalytic impact of increased mobility and inclusion in communities.

Walking Aid Training Package

Walking Aid Training Package
Aimed at increasing safe and effective provision of walking aids by training how to do a needs assessment, appropriate walking aid selection, fitting and teaching how to use walking aid safely, as well as follow-up, adjustments and maintenance.

WHO Guidelines on the provision of Manual Wheelchairs in less resourced settings

WHO Guidelines on the provision of Manual Wheelchairs in less resourced settings
Seeks to promote autonomy and enhance the quality of life of wheelchair users. Targeted at those involved in wheelchair services, ranging from design and planning, to providing and maintenance.

Joint Position Paper on the Provision of Mobility Devices

Joint Position Paper on the Provision of Mobility Devices
WHO jointly with partners, provides technical and policy guidelines to support countries, especially those with limited resources with the provision of mobility devices.

Comparative Tricycle Study: Results of Field Tests

Evaluated seven tricycles in Yogyakarta, Indonesia to aid in advancing technology design and thereby ultimately improving mobility aids for people with disabilities particularly in rural settings.
Comparative Tricycle Study: Results of Field Tests

The Economic Impact of Wheelchairs for the Disabled in Ethiopia

Brings a unique and a rigorous econometric analysis to quantify income, mobility and time effects between wheelchair beneficiaries and a control group of people who need but have not yet received a wheelchair.
The Economic Impact of Wheelchairs for the Disabled in Ethiopia

Life In A Wheelchair: From Isolation To Participation; A Sociological Research Report On Wheelchairs And Wheelchair Services In Romania

It addresses the impact of mobility equipment and services on the health, posture and social participation of wheelchair users, as perceived and expressed by themselves.
Life In A Wheelchair: From Isolation To Participation; A Sociological Research Report On Wheelchairs And Wheelchair Services In Romania

The challenge of spinal cord injury care in the developing world

Highlights differences in global epidemiology of spinal cord injuries (SCI) and the ongoing challenges in meeting the needs of individuals with SCI in the developing world, including post disaster.
The challenge of spinal cord injury care in the developing world

Use of Mobility Devices in Developing Countries; A comparative literature review introducing the contextual factors surrounding accessibility and use of mobility devices in Ghana, Bangladesh, and Guatemala.

This thesis explores the similarities and differences between how people who have mobility limitations get around in their communities, and how these conditions are similar or different from developed countries.
Use of Mobility Devices in Developing Countries; A comparative literature review introducing the contextual factors surrounding accessibility and use of mobility devices in Ghana, Bangladesh, and Guatemala.

Wheelchair Service Training Package for Managers (WSTPm)

Provides an overview of the rehabilitation/wheelchair service manager’s role in engaging people and leading the implementation of the eight steps of wheelchair service delivery and issues related to it.
Wheelchair Service Training Package for Managers (WSTPm)

Wheelchair Service Training of Trainers Package (WSTPi)- Intermediate

The second part of the WHO WSTP series and focuses more on addressing the needs of people who have severe difficulties in walking and moving around and also having poor postural control.
Wheelchair Service Training of Trainers Package (WSTPi)- Intermediate

Wheelchair Service Training Package Basic Level

Develop the minimum skills and knowledge required by personnel involved in wheelchair service delivery.
Wheelchair Service Training Package Basic Level

Pressure Injury Prevention Seated But Not Still.

Explores weight shift training, and the clinical implications of seated activity. In-seat movement can be effective in promoting tissue health of wheelchair users who are at risk of developing pressure injuries.
Pressure Injury Prevention Seated But Not Still.

Basic wheelchair maintenance training for manual and power wheelchair users

Includes rationale, hands-on maintenance practice, materials to train users. Helps user to recognize the importance of maintenance, gives guidelines for wheelchair check-ups to reduce adverse events related to wheelchair breakdowns.
Basic wheelchair maintenance training for manual and power wheelchair users

Exploring the impact of wheelchair design on user function in a rural South African setting

Besides studying the effect of wheelchair design on user’s functional abilities, also investigates the factors that guide wheelchair prescription in South Africa.
Exploring the impact of wheelchair design on user function in a rural South African setting

The impact of the World Health Organization 8-steps in wheelchair service provision in wheelchair users

Explores the impact of wheelchair user’s quality of life, participation in society, wheelchair skills, maintenance and satisfaction in Indonesia.
The impact of the World Health Organization 8-steps in wheelchair service provision in wheelchair users

Is any wheelchair better than no wheelchair? A Zimbabwean perspective

Presents baseline data of wheelchair user’s describing satisfaction to donated wheelchair and services by NGO’s, churches and politicians without any clinical or follow-up support services.
Is any wheelchair better than no wheelchair? A Zimbabwean perspective

Pressure Ulcer Treatment Strategies: A Systematic Comparative Effectiveness Review

Summarizes evidence comparing the effectiveness and safety of pressure ulcer treatment strategies for adults with pressure ulcers.
Pressure Ulcer Treatment Strategies: A Systematic Comparative Effectiveness Review