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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Assessing Women Veterans" Needs for Mobility Devices
Principal Investigator:

Frances M. Weaver

Location: Hines, IL
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $96,627
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


There has been a significant growth in the number of women Veterans that are served by the Veterans Health Administration (VA) in the past 30 years, and this number is expected to continue to grow. The number of women who require mobility devices (i.e., canes, walkers, wheelchairs, scooters) due to injury, disease and aging has also increased. Yet, little is known about what needs women Veterans have related to mobility devices. There is some limited information that women have concerns about de...

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