Preventive services and health behaviors among people with spinal cord injury

Short Title:
Preventive services and health behaviors among people with spinal cord injury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J49478.
Journal:
Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2005, vol. 28, issue 1, pp 43-54.
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Abstract:
Cross-sectional survey documents the receipt of selected preventive services and health behaviors of community-dwelling adults with spinal cord injury (SCI) and compares them to the general adult population. Study examined the provision of screening services for colorectal and prostate cancer and oral health examinations, as well as safety- and health-related behaviors including prevention of additional injury, obesity, and smoking. Most rates of service provision and risk behaviors in the SCI sample were similar to those found in the general population. People with SCI need the same general screening and safety services recommended for all people.
Author(s):
Johnston, Mark V.; Diab, Marguerite E.; Chu, Bong-Chul; Kirshblum, Steven
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