Quality of life after spinal cord injury

Short Title:
Quality of life after spinal cord injury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J33976.
Journal:
American Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1996, vol. 22, issue 3, pp
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Addresses quality of life (QOL) issues for people with disabilities as determined by a study analyzing longitudinal data in the National Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Model Systems Data Base. Factors in assessing QOL and well-being are discussed. For objective QOL, summaries of data about residence, employment, education, and marital status are presented. A discussion of subjective QOL draws from several cross sectional studies and addresses the impact of level of impairment, disability, and handicap; family roles; occupation; and social integration. Issues of aging, adjustment to SCI, and age at injury are also addressed. Includes selection of quotes on QOL from people with SCI.
Author(s):
Dijkers, M.
Author Address(es):

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