Wheelchair Use Confidence Scale (WheelCon)




The WheelCon identifies individuals who have reduced confidence using their wheelchair related to skill, physical environment, or personal resources and coping. More specifically, the WheelCon measures wheelchair confidence in 6 conceptual areas:

    1. Negotiating the physical environment
    2. Activities performed in the wheelchair
    3. Knowledge and problem solving
    4. Advocacy
    5. Managing social situations
    6. Managing emotions

Versions of the WheelCon are available in English and French with separate questionnaires pertaining to manual or power wheelchair users as well as their caregivers.


Adult wheelchair users (manual or power wheelchairss) and their caregivers