Volume 4 2023 Outcomes in Wheelchair Service Provision




Outcome measures all professionals to assess the effectiveness of the products that they recommend and provide. The use of
outcomes measures in wheelchair seating and mobility provision have increased as funding sources require more evidence for the efficacy of treatment provided. This article discusses different measures to assist professionals to choose the best tool for
assessing their patients.

Learning Outcomes:
The reader will be able to list three outcomes measures specific to wheelchair provision.
The reader will identify the correct pain scale to use with their target population.
The reader will state the reason why patient reported outcomes measures are important in wheelchair provision.

Lauren Rosen, PT, MPT, MSMS, ATP/SMS Physical Therapist at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida. She is the Program Coordinator for the Motion Analysis Center, a three-dimensional motion analysis lab where she runs a pediatric and adult seating and positioning clinic. She has been active in DME prescription for over 20 years. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of RESNA.