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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."

Download the AWMT - Letter Size

AWMT - A4 | AWMT - Español - A4

Also see:

Information on how to use the AWMT | Información sobre cómo usar el cuestionario (Español )

AWMT Track Drawings | Instrucciones para la configuración de las pistas - AWMT (Español )

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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