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ILRU: Research Opportunity for Adults who Use Wheelchairs Full-Time

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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:

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.


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