Patterns of Internet use by persons with spinal cord injuries and relationship to health-related quality of life

Short Title:
Patterns of Internet use by persons with spinal cord injuries and relationship to health-related quality of life
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J46796.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2004, vol. 85, issue 11, pp 1872-1879
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Reports results of a survey conducted to explore patterns of computer and Internet use and the effects of Internet use on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Results showed that most respondents owned computers, had Internet access, and used the Internet regularly, primarily for email, disability and health information, and shopping. Analysis showed a significant relationship between Internet use and 4 HRQOL indicators: self-perceived health status, social integration, satisfaction with life, and depression.
Author(s):
Drainoni, Mari-Lynn; Houlihan, Bethlyn; Williams, Steve; Vedrani, Mark; Esch, David; Lee-Hood, Elizabeth; Weiner, Cheryl
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