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Pitt+Me Accessibility Barriers Survey – Caregivers


STUDY BASICS

Are you the primary caregiver of a child under age 18 who uses a wheelchair or scooter as their primary means of mobility? Can the child transfer to and from the mobility device by him/herself? If so, you can participate in a research study that involves taking an online survey for caregivers about challenges in the community.


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 gather feedback from caregivers to better understand how various locations and surfaces in the community affect the ability of children who use wheeled mobility devices to transfer independently.


COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOUR CHILD?

•    Primary caregiver of a child or teen under age 18 who uses a wheelchair or scooter as the primary means of mobility
•    Child or teen can transfer to and from the mobility device by him/herself
•    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:
  PRO15070231B - Accessibility barriers affecting independent wheelchair transfers in the community

RESEARCH AREAS:
  Child Health, Physical Disability


Age Range
AGE:   6 - 17

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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