The effects of support on rollator frame

Van De Rakt, Jan, Mccarthy-Grunwald, Steven ORCID logo ORCID: and Roijen, Pascal (2023) The effects of support on rollator frame. Journal of General Medicine and Clinical Practice, 6 (6).

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Introduction and aim of this investigation: Walking with an rollator frame is common in our society, we see they everywhere and it is an good thing that people use them to get out their houses and under the people. But in nursing homes is this rollator frame the most use aid for walking and balance control and it is wrong to think that all people must (or better) can use the rollator frame on the same way and that walking with it has no consequences.

Materials and methods: An investigation done in the years 2005 till 2013 on the use of this walking aid by people with starting dementia on changes of their attitude, support on it, body perception, muscle pattern power and selectivity, must give us an answer what using of this walking aid do with people with the neurological disease - dementia - with their body performance, support level and what is the best construction. But what for this users count, can also go count for all rollator frame users.

Results: An change of the body perception with muscle pattern decline was clearly present and the level of support together with the construction make driving and especially turning more difficult as we taught it would be. Also was the idea how people must walk behind this walking aid not always realistic.

Discussion and conclusion: The rollator frame is a very good aid to hold people on their feet’s but it has also consequences when people must increase the support level. And that is an mission for all therapist to create an program with the right intensity to slow down the changes that we don’t want. And the construction of the rollator has also consequences for the user and that is also an task for the professionals to get the right aid for every individual.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Journal of General Medicine and Clinical Practice
Publisher: Auctores Publishing
ISSN: 2639-4162
Departments: Institute of Health > Nursing
Additional Information: This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2024 17:11
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 15:17


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