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Assistive aids and equipment, adaptations, and personal support 

Assistive aids and equipment, adaptations, and personal support
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Assistive aids and equipment, adaptations, and personal support
Author(s):

John Zajicek

, Jennifer Freeman

, and Bernadette Porter

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198569831.003.0030
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date: 22 October 2019

Introduction 332

Assistive aids and equipment 334

Equipment for postural control and pressure care 338

Home adaptations 342

Personal care 344

At some point in time most people with MS will need to use some form of equipment, and/or require some level of personal support, be it on an informal basis from family members, or on a more formal basis from health and social care staff. The variable nature of the symptoms (such as fatigue and spasticity), together with the unpredictable and potentially progressive course of the disease, mean that the type of equipment and level of personal support needed will usually vary over time. Where possible, attempts should be made to select equipment which is likely to have more long-lived benefit. This can be extremely difficult, particularly when dealing with personal support issues....

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