The Wheelchair Outcome Measure (WhOM)

Description/Use:

The WhOM is a client-centred measure of wheelchair and seating system intervention.The WhOM is a two part questionnaire which can be administered by a therapist in under 30 minutes. The first part consists of a semi-structured interview and the second part consists of structured questions.

  • In Part I, the client’s concerns are validated and the therapist and client then collaborate to express them as goals.
  • In Part II, the client answers some questions about their satisfaction with comfort, positioning and skin breakdown.

 

Population:

Individuals who need or use manual or power wheelchairs

Two versions:

  1. WhOM (adult version) – for those 18 years of age and older
  2. WhOM-YP (young people version) – for those 18 years of age and younger and/or for parents or others that support them (depending on the age and abilities of the young person)