Research Opportunity for Adults who Use Wheelchairs Full-Time

Submitted by tmcsorley on Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:43

This opportunity is comes from Independent Living Research Utilization. The study is called Falls and Fear of Falling in Adults who Require Wheelchairs for Locomotion.

To participate in this study, you must be an adult who:

  • Is at least 18 years old
  • Has a neurological diagnosis (such as but not limited to post-polio syndrome, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis) for at least 6 months
  • Uses a wheelchair (manual or power) fat least 75% of your mobility time inside your home at 100% of the time outside your home
  • Has a computer with internet access
  • Is able to read and understand English

If you are interested in completing an anonymous on-line survey about your medical condition, falls, risk of falling, and fear of falling, follow the link at the end of this post. It will take you up to about 20 minutes to complete it. People who complete the survey will be eligible for a drawing for a $20 gift card.  

Prinical investigator and contact person is Carolyn (Kelley) Da Silva, PT, DSc. She can be reached at or by phone at 713-794-2087.