Enhancing community re-integration following spinal cord injury

Short Title:
Enhancing community re-integration following spinal cord injury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J50333.
Journal:
NeuroRehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2004, vol. 19, issue 2, pp 103-113
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study evaluated the effectiveness of a community-based program designed to provide independent living services (ILS) to people with new traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). The program was implemented in 6 communities served by Model SCI Care Systems where services were provided by centers for independent living. Eighty-one subjects enrolled in the study, either participating in the intervention or serving as comparison group members. Each group was assessed in terms of ILS received, unmet needs for services, satisfaction with services, and 3 outcomes: perceived control, quality of life, and societal participation. Results showed little difference between program participants and comparison group subjects in terms of measures of ILS or the outcome measures. Those who felt that they did not need ILS tended to have superior outcomes to both those who received these services and those who said that they had unmet needs.
Author(s):
Forchheimer, Martin; Tate, Denise G.
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