Life activities among individuals with spinal cord injury living in the community: Perceived choice and perceived barriers

Short Title:
Life activities among individuals with spinal cord injury living in the community: Perceived choice and perceived barriers
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J52179.
Journal:
Rehabilitation Psychology
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2007, vol. 52, issue 1, pp 82-88
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Abstract:
Study examined perceptions of choice and barriers in relation to life activities among 255 individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCI) living in the community. The Participation of People with Mobility Limitations Survey was used to assess activity and participation in 4 areas: bladder care, leaving the home, working inside the home, and employment. Questions related to the amount of help required with the activity, the amount of perceived choice with activities, and satisfaction with choice over life activities in each area. Approximately half of the participants reported little or no perceived choice with employment, 44 percent with working inside the home, 40 percent with bladder care, and 33 percent with leaving the home. High satisfaction with choice was reported in all areas except employment. Access to employment was limited by physical barriers and transportation.
Author(s):
Schopp, Laura H.; Clark, Mary J.; Hagglund, Kristofer J.; Sherman, Ashley K.; Stout, Brian J.; Gray, David B.; Boninger, Mike L.
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