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Powered standing wheelchairs promote independence, health and community involvement in adolescents with Duchenne muscular dystrophy


Save Our Sons Duchenne Foundation is proud to announce that after 6 years of research, in association with Telethon Kids Research Institute and an esteemed, multidisciplinary collaboration of clinicians and researchers, our first qualitative paper has been published looking at the benefits of maintaining standing in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

The project looked at standing wheelchairs / powered wheelchair standing devices (PWSD), and the multiple challenges for adolescents with Duchenne in achieving independence, mental and social well being in their daily lives, when they are losing or have lost their ability to stand independently due to the progression of Duchenne.

 

Powered Standing Wheelchairs Promote Independence, Health And Community Involvement In Adolescents With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy