French-Canadian Version of the Wheelchair Skills Program (WSP)
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The purpose of this project is to develop French Canadian versions of the Wheelchair Skills Program (WSP). Translating a measurement instrument in the field of biomedical sciences requires not only the language to be taken into account but also the cultural context. We will determine the measurement properties of the WST-F and complete the randomized controlled trial on the efficacy of the WSTP-F.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
eighteen (18) or older;
use a manual wheelchair at least four (4) hours per day;
in the rehabilitation process (including training in manual wheelchair use);
have enough ability to develop skills included in the wheelchair skills training program;
are willing to take part in the study;
French-speaking individual capable of understanding enough of the English language to sign this form after carefully reading it
competent to give informed consent or have a proxy with power of attorney;
have the verbal endorsement of the clinical therapist (if any) to participate;
have the permission of the attending physician or occupational therapist to participate;
are alert and cooperative.
have an unstable medical condition (e.g. angina, seizures), as indicated by the attending physician, hospital or rehabilitation centre staff, enhanced registered nurse or self-report;
have an emotional or psychiatric problem of a type or extent that might make participation unpleasant, as indicated by the attending physician, hospital or rehabilitation centre staff, enhanced registered nurse or self-report.