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To explore the efficacy of wheelchair skills training

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dc.contributor.author Sisk, Rebecca
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-03T11:34:40Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-03T11:34:40Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5766
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: There are millions of wheelchair users throughout the world, and it takes a lot of practice to become an efficient wheelchair user. However, formal wheelchair skills training is still quite uncommon despite the fact that it has been shown to be a safe and practical method of improving the wheelchair skills of wheelchair users, caregivers and clinicians. Poor wheelchair skills can result in decreased occupational performance, which makes this topic relevant to Occupational Therapy. Aim: To explore the efficacy of wheelchair skills training. Method: A scoping review guided by Arskey and O’ Malley’s (2005) framework. Results: Nine studies were included in total. Key stake holders identified included wheelchair users, caregivers and Occupational Therapists. The results were presented in three themes which highlight the benefits of wheelchair skills training. Conclusion: Wheelchair skills training is effective and results in benefits such as improved community access, reduced healthcare costs and a reduction in caregiver reliance. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject wheelchairs en_US
dc.subject formal wheelchair skills training en_US
dc.subject occupational therapy en_US
dc.title To explore the efficacy of wheelchair skills training en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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