Impact of demographic and medical factors on satisfaction with life after spinal cord injury: A normative study

Short Title:
Impact of demographic and medical factors on satisfaction with life after spinal cord injury: A normative study
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J45939.
Journal:
Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2001, vol. 24, issue 2, pp 87-91
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Abstract:
Study examined predictors of life satisfaction among individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI), including age, education, sex, race, injury duration, number of rehospitalizations, marital status, employment status, etiology, and level of neurological impairment. The Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS) was used to assess the participants' perception of their overall quality of life. Results indicated that education, employment status, and injury duration were the strongest predictors of satisfaction with life. Analysis showed that individuals who were female, white, married, currently employed, and had a higher education and longer injury duration reported significantly higher scores on the SWLS.
Author(s):
Dowler, Rachael; Richards, Scott; Putzke, John D.; Gordon, Wayne; Tate, Denise
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