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Pain in People using Wheelchairs

People with conditions which include increased muscle tone and/or spasticity are likely to experience pain in their wheelchair seating system. Frank and De Souza (2017) conducted a study which looked at individuals with cerebral palsy (GMFCS levels IV and V) who use power wheelchairs. Of the 102 participants, 20 reported problematic pain (20%) caused by…

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Comfort vs. Pain in Funding Documentation

If I go to the doctor for any reason, someone on staff always asks if I am in pain and, if so, what level of pain I’m in. Pain is a big deal. Beginning in the 1990’s, increased attention was given to pain and it was even dubbed the ‘fifth vital sign.”

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