Practical education and training in the use of a wheelchair, compared to no practical training and education or only theoretical information or instruction

What evidence is needed?

More primary research is needed.

What evidence is available?

It is possible that practically oriented educational and the wheelchair skills training programs (WSTP, WheelSeeYou, EpicWheels) can lead to better maneuverability for adult users (low reliability, GRADE Symbol som betyder låg vetenskaplig tillförlitlighet). Read more

Reliable systematic reviews that show evidence gaps:

SBU. Rullstolar och tilläggsutrustning. Utvärdering av effekt, upplevelser och erfarenheter samt kostnadseffektivitet [Wheelchairs and wheelchair accessories. A systematic review and assessment of medical, economic, social and ethical aspects]. Stockholm: Statens beredning för medicinsk och social utvärdering (SBU); 2022. SBU Utvärderar 347Read more

Reliable, but not updated, systematic reviews that show evidence gaps:

None identified

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Evidence gap identifies methods or practices for which no conclusive systematic review of benefits and harms has been published. Gaps in scientific evidence appear on the SBU website to help researchers and granting agencies identify areas that are in need of research or systematic review. An additional objective is to offer healthcare and social service providers a basis for setting priorities.