Quality of life after spinal cord injury: developmental issues in late adolescence and young adulthood

Short Title:
Quality of life after spinal cord injury: developmental issues in late adolescence and young adulthood
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J40129.
Journal:
Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2000, vol. 6, issue , pp S155-169
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study using a cross-sectional design to examine overall quality of life (QOL) and specific age-related tasks (e.g., dating, paid employment), among young adults with traumatic-onset spinal cord injury (SCI). Participants were 630 individuals age 18-27, who were divided into 4 groups based on age (18-22, 23-27) and injury duration (1-2 years, 5 or more years). Results indicate that higher overall QOL was positively associated with longer injury duration, Analysis of specific tasks showed a combination of injury duration, age, and interaction effects. This paper is part of the Proceedings of the Howard H. Steel Conference on Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury, held December 3-5, 1999 in Rancho Mirage, CA.
Author(s):
Putzke, J. D.; Richards, J. S.; Dowler, R. N.
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