Research Study

The extent to which caregivers enhance the wheelchair skills of powered wheelchair users: a descriptive cross-sectional study
Principal Investigator 
Bill Miller


Study Start/End 
Jan 12, 2017 to Mar 31, 2017
GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, ICORD – Blusson Pavilion
Kate Keetch, Research Associate
Email Address
Purpose of Study 

The purpose of our study is to learn about and document the nature and amount of benefit that a caregiver provides to users of powered wheelchairs. 

Recruitment poster


You are eligible to participate in this study if you meet the following criteria:

  •  Are 18 years of age and older (powered wheelchair user and caregiver)
  •  Live within 50km of Vancouver, British Columbia (powered wheelchair user and caregiver)
  •  Be an unpaid caregiver, and spend at least 2 hours per week with powered wheelchair user (caregiver)
  •  Use his/her own powered wheelchair for at least 6 hours per week (power wheelchair user)
  •  Can read, write and speak English (powered wheelchair user and caregiver) 

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