Life satisfaction following spinal cord and traumatic brain injury: A comparative study

Short Title:
Life satisfaction following spinal cord and traumatic brain injury: A comparative study
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J48906.
Journal:
Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2002, vol. 39, issue 3, pp 359-366.
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study compared predictors of life satisfaction between individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury (SCI). Using the same set of demographic and functional predictor variables, separate regression analyses were performed to determine unique predictors for each injury group at 1 year after injury. The predictor variables included in the analyses for both groups included age at 1-year follow-up, gender, education, occupational status, race, functional disability, marital status, and etiology. Results indicated that functional disability, as measured by the Functional Independence Measure, was the only predictor of life satisfaction common to both groups. For the TBI group, marital status was also a significant predictor of life satisfaction. None of the other predictors examined was significant for the SCI group. After functional disability and marital status were controlled, overall life satisfaction did not differ between groups.
Author(s):
Hicken, Bret L.; Putzke, John D.; Novack, Tom; Sherer, Mark; Richards, J. Scott
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