Satisfação dos usuários de cadeiras de rodas da Região Metropolitana da Baixada Santista

Translated title of the contribution: Satisfaction of wheelchair users in the Baixada Santista Metropolitan Region

Haidar Tafner Curi, Eliana Chaves Ferretti, Renata Conter Franco, Ana Luiza Caltabiano Allegretti, Maria Stella Peccin da Silva

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This article seeks to identify user satisfaction in relation to wheelchairs and the provision of public and private health services in the Baixada Santista Metropolitan Region. It involved a cross-sectional study with a quanti-tative approach. Participants answered a socio-demographic questionnaire and the Brazilian version of the Quebec Assistive Technology User Satisfaction Assessment. Data were analyzed using descriptive and comparative statistics by means of Student’s t test. Cohen’s d effect sizes were also calculated. Participants (n = 42) were “more or less satisfied” with the wheelchairs and “quite satisfied” with the services provided. Rigid frame wheelchair users were significantly more satisfied with their wheelchairs compared to users of wheelchairs weighing over 198 lbs. (p = 0.010, d = 1.04). Users of private services showed significantly greater satisfaction with the provision of the service compared to public services users (p = 0.021, d = 0.75). Wheelchair users in the Baixada Santista Metropolitan Region are more satisfied with the rigid frame wheelchair and less satisfied with public services.

Translated title of the contributionSatisfaction of wheelchair users in the Baixada Santista Metropolitan Region
Original languagePortuguese
Article numbere17552022
JournalCiencia e Saude Coletiva
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2024


  • Access to health services
  • Assistive technology
  • Public health
  • User satisfaction
  • Wheelchairs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Policy


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