Perceived quality of care and outcomes following spinal cord injury: Minority status in the context of multiple predictors

Short Title:
Perceived quality of care and outcomes following spinal cord injury: Minority status in the context of multiple predictors
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J48241.
Journal:
Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2004, vol. 27, issue 3, pp 241-251
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study identified predictors of and examined minorities' perceptions about rehabilitation quality of care and outcomes after SCI. Perceived quality of care was assessed during inpatient rehabilitation, 1 month after rehabilitation discharge, and 1 year after injury. Seven factors were investigated as potential predictors: (1) ethnicity, (2) American Spinal Injury Association motor index level, (3) age, (4) rating of past medical care, (5) education, (6) facility, and (7) overall life satisfaction. Analysis indicated that minorities did not report statistically significant differences in perceived quality of care or other indicators compared with other groups. Severity of injury affected length of stay and activity outcomes. Satisfaction with medical care before the injury significantly predicted perceived quality of acute hospital care, inpatient rehabilitation, and continuing care.
Author(s):
Johnston, Mark V.; Wood, Kenneth; Millis, Scott; Page, Steve; Chen, David
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