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.
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.
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.
WHO jointly with partners, provides technical and policy guidelines to support countries, especially those with limited resources with the provision of mobility devices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Develop the minimum skills and knowledge required by personnel involved in wheelchair service delivery.
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.
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.
Besides studying the effect of wheelchair design on user’s functional abilities, also investigates the factors that guide wheelchair prescription in South Africa.
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.
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.
Summarizes evidence comparing the effectiveness and safety of pressure ulcer treatment strategies for adults with pressure ulcers.