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Journal of Society of Indian Physiotherapists


To measure the normative values of four functional tasks in patients with spinal cord injury who use a self-propel manual wheelchair


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Research Article

Author Details : Jayshree Manish Sutaria*, Anjali Bhise

Volume : 3, Issue : 1, Year : 2019

Article Page : 6-8


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Abstract

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.

How to cite : Sutaria J M, Bhise A, To measure the normative values of four functional tasks in patients with spinal cord injury who use a self-propel manual wheelchair. J Soc Indian Physiother 2019;3(1):6-8

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