Scoping review of propelling aids for manual wheelchairs.


Choukou, M. A., Best, K. L., Potvin-Gilbert, M., Routhier, F., Lettre, J., Gamache, S., … & Gagnon, D. (2019). Scoping review of propelling aids for manual wheelchairs.¬†Assistive Technology, 1-15.


Manual wheelchair (MWC) users face a variety of obstacles limiting their participation. Different MWC models and new add-on components intended to improve propulsion may impact users’ function and participation, although there is a lack of research on this topic. The aims of this study were to: 1) identify MWC propelling aids (PA) that are reported in the literature; 2) classify the outcomes used to evaluate the influence of PA according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF); and 3) summarize evidence for the influence of PA.

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