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UPitt seeks input on wheelchair service

UPitt seeks input on wheelchair service

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh, in collaboration with other investigators, has launched a survey on wheelchair service and funding and seeks participation from various stakeholders, including clinicians, suppliers and manufacturers. 

The goal of the survey: To identify the benefits and shortcomings of various types of existing wheelchair policies, both in the United States and around the world. 

“Participation includes responding to a series of questions related to your opinion of wheelchair service and funding that includes timeliness, complexity of the process, repairs/maintenance, quality, durability and access to proper equipment,” wrote Mark Schmeler and Brad Dicianno, project co-investigators, in a letter to stakeholders. “The survey should take 5 to 10 minutes to complete.” 

The survey is part of a larger Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project funded to investigate and propose a new policy that better aligns with the needs of people who use wheelchairs, as well as those that provide or pay for them. 

The results of the survey will be aggregated and used for consideration in the development of a new proposed policy.  


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