ILRU: Research Opportunity for Adults who Use Wheelchairs Full-Time
Research Opportunity for Adults who Use Wheelchairs Full-Time
Study title: Falls and Fear of Falling in Adults who Require Wheelchairs for Locomotion
To participate you must be an adult who:
- Is at least 18 years old
- Has a neurological diagnosis (such as but not limited to post-polio syndrome, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis) for at least 6 months.
- Use a wheelchair (manual or power) at least 75% of your mobility time inside your home and 100% of the time outside your home.
- Has a computer with internet access.
- Is able to read and understand English.
If you are interested in completing an anonymous on-line survey about your medical condition, falls, risk of falling, and fear of falling, please access this link: https://www.psychdata.com/s.asp?SID=183112
It will take you up to about 20 minutes to complete it. People who complete the survey will be eligible for a drawing for a $20 gift card.
Principal investigator and contact person:
Carolyn (Kelley) Da Silva, PT, DSc
Carolyn is a professor in the School of Physical Therapy at Texas Woman's University and physical therapist at the post-polio out-patient clinic at TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation and Research in Houston, Texas.