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Aspects of Wheelchair Mobility Tests

About the AWMT

The Aspects of Wheelchair Mobility Test (AWMT) was developed for use in a repeated measures format to provide comparative effectiveness data on mobility facilitated by different wheelchair types. It consists of four-minute timed roll tests on three commonly encountered rolling environments. Each four-minute roll test is followed by a response question.

It has been used in preliminary studies to compare the mobility of wheelchairs designed for low-resource areas and is intended to be simple and flexible enough so as to be used in low-technology settings. More information and open source download are available here.

Example question from the AWMT
Example question from the AWMT

Important: Print "Actual Size."

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Information on how to use the AWMT

AWMT Track Drawings

The Aspects of Wheelchair Mobility Test—Related Publications

Rispin, K., Huff, K., Wee J. (2017). Test–retest reliability and construct validity of the Aspects of Wheelchair Mobility Test as a measure of the mobility of wheelchair usersAfrican Journal of Disability, 6, 1-6.​

Rispin, K., Hamm, E., Wee, J. (2017). Discriminatory validity of the Aspects of Wheelchair Mobility Test as demonstrated by a comparison of four wheelchair types designed for use in low-resource areasAfrican Journal of Disability, 6, 1-11.​

Sasaki, K., Rispin, K. (2017). Assessment of physiological performance and perception of pushing different wheelchairs on indoor modular units simulating a surface roughness often encountered in under-resourced settingsAssistive Technology, 29:4, 173-180.​

Rispin, K., Wee, J. (2015). Comparison between performances of three types of manual wheelchairs often distributed in low-resource settingsDisability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 13:2, 146-156. ​

Rispin, K., Wee, J. (2014). A paired outcomes study comparing two pediatric wheelchairs for low-resource settings: the Regency pediatric wheelchair and a similarly sized wheelchair made in KenyaAssistive Technology, 26:2, 88-95.

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