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Resources for Wheeled Mobility • Assistive Technology and Seating Service at GF Strong. http://www.assistive-technology.ca/topics.html • Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Wheeled Mobility (Mobility RERC), at the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (Georgia Tech). http://www.mobilityrerc.gatech.edu • RESNA Position Papers on Clinical Practice are official statements by the organization that, based on the consensus of experts and evidence, summarizes current research and best-practice trends, most of which are relevant to wheeled mobility. http://www.resna.org/resources/position_papers.dot • Connolly SJ, Miller WC, Trenholm K, et al. Wheeled mobility and seating equipment for the spinal cord injured individual. In: Eng JJ, Teasell RW, Miller WC, et al., eds. Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Evidence. Version 4.0. Vancouver, BC; 2012. http://www.scireproject.com/rehabilitation-evidence/wheel chairs-and-seating-equipment. Accessed August 22, 2012. • WheelchairNet is a community of people with a common interest in wheelchair technology, its improvement and successful application (the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Wheeled Mobility at University of Pittsburgh). http://www.wheelchairnet.org Key Practice References For frame selection: 1. Fitzgerald SG, Cooper RA, Boninger ML, Rentschler AJ. Comparison of fatigue life for three types of manual wheelchairs. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2001;82(10):1484-8. For prevention of upper extremity injury: Gagnon D, Nadeau S, Noreau L, Dehail P, Piotte F. Comparison of peak shoulder and elbow mechanical loads during weight relief lifts and sitting pivot transfers among manual wheelchair users with spinal cord injury. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2008;45(6):863-73. For impact on quality of life: Hosseini SM, Oyster ML, Kirby RL, Harrington AL, Boninger ML. Manual wheelchair skills capacity predicts quality of life and community integration in persons with spinal cord injury. published online ahead of print June 6 2012. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012. http://www.archives-pmr.org/article/S0003-9993(12)00316-4/fulltext. Accessed October 4, 2012. For wheelchair skills training: MacPhee AH, Kirby RL, Coolen AL, Smith C, MacLeod DA, Dupuis DJ. Wheelchair skills training program: a randomized clinical trial on wheelchair users undergoing initial rehabilitation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2004;85:41-50. For prevention of pressure ulcers: Sprigle S, Sonenblum S. Assessing evidence supporting redistribution of pressure for pressure ulcer prevention: a review. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(3):203-13. Assesment Tools (al intended for clinical use) • Functional Tests for Persons Who Self-Propel a Manual Wheelchair (4FTPSMW) assists clinicians in assessing the effect of different postural supports (e.g., back support and seat cushions). 5 • Tool for assessing mobility in wheelchair-dependent paraplegia through several motor tasks. 6 • Wheelchair Circuit is used to assess skill and performance associated with tempo, technical skill and physical capacity. 7 • Wheelchair Outcome Measure (WhOM) is a client-specific wheelchair intervention measurement tool, based on the ICF. 8 • Wheelchair Skills Test is a comprehensive measure representative of the range of skills regularly needed by wheelchair users and/or caregivers, varying from the most basic to the very difficult. 9 Version 4.1.60; Accessed May 31, 2012. http://www.wheelchairskillsprogram.ca/eng/testers.php • The Wheelchair Use Confidence Scale is an outcome measure designed to assess confidence in wheelchair use. The WheelCon-P and WheelCon-M are for use with power and manual wheelchair users, respectively. 10 144 CAPTURING CAPACITY IN CANADIAN SCI REHABILITATION


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