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Custom versus Off-the-Shelf Seating for Patients Requiring Wheelchairs: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Published on: October 23, 2015
Project Number: RB0925-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of custom versus off-the-shelf seating for patients requiring wheelchairs?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of custom versus off-the-shelf seating for patients requiring wheelchairs?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the seating assessment of patients requiring wheelchairs?

Key Message

One systematic review was identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of custom versus off-the-shelf seating for patients requiring wheelchairs. In addition, three evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding seating assessments of patients requiring wheelchairs.

Tags

posture, rehabilitation, wheelchairs, belt, cushion, mobililty, padding, seat, seating, wheelchair