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Pitt+Me Accessibility Barriers Survey – Wheelchair Users


STUDY BASICS

Do you use a wheelchair or scooter as your primary means of mobility? Can you transfer to and from your mobility device by yourself? If so, you can participate in a research study that involves taking an online survey. Researchers want to know how different areas of the community help or hinder the needs of wheeled mobility device users.


STUDY PURPOSE

Transferring independently to and from a wheeled mobility device is one of the most physically demanding tasks for wheelchair or scooter users, but little research has been done to find out which areas in the community help or hinder these transfers.

The purpose of this research study is to understand how various locations and surfaces in the community affect your ability to transfer independently to and from your wheeled mobility device.


COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?

•    Age 18 and up
•    Use a wheelchair or scooter as your primary means of mobility
•    Able to transfer to and from your mobility device by yourself
•    Have an email address and internet access


WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT

The study involves completing an online survey that will take approximately 30 minutes or less to complete.


IRB:
  PRO15070231A - Accessibility barriers affecting independent wheelchair transfers in the community


Age Range
AGE:   18 and Up

Duration DURATION:  30 minutes or less

Location LOCATION: 
Online
Phone Number PHONE NUMBER:
1-866-438-8230
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MEET THE RESEARCHER


Alicia Koontz

Alicia M. Koontz, PhD, RET, ATP, is the Associate Director for Research and a Biomedical Engineer. Dr. Koontz received her PhD degree in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Pittsburgh in August 2001. Dr. Koontz’s B.S. and M.S. degrees are in Biomedical Engineering, with a concentration in Rehabilitation Engineering from Wright State.




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