This is the Paediatric Participation Outcomes for Wheelchair Evaluation in Rehabilitation (POWER) Mobility toolkit.
Independent mobility is important for taking part in life activities. More children than ever before are using power mobility to move around and to participate in the things they need and want to do. Although we know power mobility makes a difference in children's lives, we have little research evidence about this treatment.
The purpose of this study is to develop a toolkit of participation assessments (the Paediatric Participation Outcomes for Wheelchair Evaluation in Rehabilitation (POWER) Mobility toolkit) for children 18 months to 12 years of age who use power mobility.
- Parents of children aged 18 months to 12 years old who use power mobility
- Therapists who are experienced in the area of power mobility use for children aged 18 months to 12 years old
- Researchers who specialize in power mobility for children or who investigate the participation of children between the ages of 18 months and 12 years of age
The Phase 1 goals are:
- to use a series of online surveys to identify the important elements of participation for children who use power mobility
to match the important elements identified with currently available participation assessments
to identify the best tools that can be used to evaluate participation in daily and social activities for children
This study is the first of two studies, with the second study testing the measures in the toolkit to ensure they are reliable, valid and responsive to change for children 18 months to 12 years of age who use power mobility.
Your opinions will help us better understand and meet the needs of children who use power mobility.