Follow-up study of individuals with high tetraplegia (C1-C4) 10 to 21 years postinjury

Short Title:
Follow-up study of individuals with high tetraplegia (C1-C4) 10 to 21 years postinjury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J35108.
Journal:
Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1997, vol. 2, issue 3, pp 107-117
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Article comparing results of a 1984-1985 survey of individuals with C1 to C4 tetraplegia injured between 1973-1983, and a 1992-1994 survey of most of the same individuals. Data were analyzed separately for ventilator-assisted and ventilator-independent groups. Includes data on mortality, demographics, medical issues, health care utilization patterns, activities of daily living (ADL), self-esteem, quality of life, education, and employment. It was found in the more recent survey that 98% of participants lived in private homes, 43% held college degrees, and 22% were employed. Greater activity and community involvement were seen than in the initial survey completed 10 years earlier.
Author(s):
Hall, K. M.; Harper, B.; Whiteneck, G. G.
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