Article Type : Research Article
Volume : 3
Issue : 1
Online ISSN :
Print ISSN : 2456-7787
Article First Page : 6
Article End Page : 8
Introduction: To function independently, manual wheelchair users must possess a variety of wheel-chair skills to be able to deal with the physical barriers they will encounter in various environments in daily life. Four functional tasks is a reliable wheelchair skill set test which works as a guiding instrument in the rehabilitation process of people with spinal cord injury.
Objective: The aim of this study was to measure the normative values of 4 functional tasks for patients with spinal cord injury who used to self- propel a manual wheelchair.
Materials and Methods: 50 spinal cord injury self-propel manual wheelchair users patients. Data was collected for time taken and distance covered for four functional tasks which included: timed forward wheeling and ramp ascent; distance covered during forward vertical reach and 1-stroke push.
Result: Data derived included descriptive data values of 4 functional tasks.
Keywords: Four functional tasks, Wheelchair mobility, Spinal cord injury, Self-propelled wheelchair, Normative values.