Table 4

Frequency of use

Frequency of use:

all patients

Battery check (patients)

Battery check (caregivers)

Changing stimulation settings (patient)

Changing

Stimulation settings (caregiver)


pre

post

pre

post

pre

post

pre

post


Every day

6 (14.6%)

-

-

-

3 (7.3%)

2 (5.4%)

-

-


More often than once a week

2 (4.9%)

3 (8.1%)

-

-

1 (2.4%)

2 (5.4%)

-

-


Once a week

3 (7.3%)

7 (18.9%)

1 (2.4%)

1 (2.7%)

3 (7.3%)

-

-

-


More often than once a month

8 (19.5%)

5 (13.5%)

1 (2.4%)

1 (2.7%)

2 (4.9%)

1 (2.7%)

1 (2.4%)

1 (2.7%)


Once a month

3 (7.3%)

9 (24.3%)

-

-

3 (7.3%)

6 (16.2%)

-

-


Every 2-3 months

1 (2.4%)

6 (16.2)

-

1 (2.7%)

2 (4.9%)

4 (10.8%)

-

-


Every 4-6 months

5 (12.2%)

1 (2.7%)

2 (4.9%)

1 (2.7%)

5 (12.2%)

6 (16.2%)

-

2 (5.4%)


Less than every 4-6 months

13 (31.7%)

6 (16.2%)

37 (90.25)

33 (89.2%)

22 (53.7%)

16 (43.2%)

40 (97.6%)

34

(91.9%)


How often do patients or their caregivers check the IPG battery or change stimulation settings?

Kaiser et al. BMC Neurology 2012 12:4   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-12-4

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