Research Study

Pilot Study: Investigating the Influence of a Peer-Led Wheelchair Training Boot Camp on Satisfaction with Participation, Self-Efficacy, and Skill
Principal Investigator 
Bill Miller


Diagnosis and Therapy 
Rehabilitation Intervention
Study Start/End 
Jan 12, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, ICORD – Blusson Pavilion
Laura Beer, Research Assistant
Email Address
Purpose of Study 

The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of a peer-led wheelchair boot camp on satisfaction with participation, confidence using a manual wheelchair, and manual wheelchair skills.

recruitment poster


Inclusion criteria:

  • Aged 19 years or older
  • Able to understand and speak English
  • Able to provide informed consent
  • Able to score 24 or higher on the Mini-Mental State Examination
  • Able to propel at least 10 meters in a manual wheelchair
  • Must have wheelchair mobility goals
  • Must have a manual wheelchair

Exclusion criteria:

  • Having foreseen health conditions or procedures that may prevent participation such a neurocognitive condition affecting memory (i.e. dementia)
  • Planned or current acquisition of manual wheelchair skills though other training programs

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