Injury to Wheelchair Users as a Result of Loading and Unloading From a Motor VehicleBy Rotko, K. Ashley, BS; Songer, Thomas, PhD; Fitzgerald, Shirley, PhD; Karg, Patricia, MS; RESNA 28th International Annual Conference 2005: Atlanta, Georgia,
Publication Date: 2005
Study conducted to quantify the injury risk for people who use wheelchairs while loading and unloading from a motor vehicle. A 12-page survey was completed by 336 people who used wheelchairs. The results indicated that most loading and unloading injuries happened while the participant was using a lift and a private vehicle. These injuries were found to have higher injury rates when compared to the injury rates of both crash and non-crash incidents. The findings of the study have implications for research and training program that are focused on the use of private vehicles and lifts. This paper was presented at the 2005 annual conference of RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America and is available on CD-ROM.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number O16209