COMIT: Training programs to improve outcomes for individuals with spinal cord injury

Project Type
Collaborative
Principal Investigator Name
Michael Boninger, MD
Principal Investigator Email
Start Date:
10/1/2012
End Date:
9/30/2017
Target Population(s):
In addition to the 3 SCIMS centers, they will be collaborating with Dr. Lee Kirby and colleagues from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada which are not model systems.
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Abstract:
After a spinal cord injury, individuals often experience limitations in their ability to participate in daily activities and in the community and a decrease in quality of life. The purpose of this research study is to determine the effect of different training programs on outcomes in persons with spinal cord injury. We will conduct a randomized controlled trial to see which programs have the greatest impact on quality of life and participation in individual with spinal cord injury. The training programs we have developed will vary in length and content.