Effects of gender on neurologic and functional recovery after spinal cord injury

Short Title:
Effects of gender on neurologic and functional recovery after spinal cord injury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J46777.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2004, vol. 85, issue 11, pp 1826-1836
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Abstract:
Study examined differences between men and women in neurologic and functional outcomes following spinal cord injury (SCI). Outcome measurements included improvement in the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) motor index score, the ASIA Impairment Scale, level of injury, and Functional Independence Measure (FIM) scores after SCI. changes in ASIA motor index scores from admission to 1 year after injury indicated that women showed greater improvement than men. However, among those with motor-complete injuries, men tend to have higher FIM motor scores than women at rehabilitation discharge. Recommendations for future research include the effects of estrogen on neurologic recovery and the effects of gender on functional potential.
Author(s):
Sipski, Marca L.; Jackson, Amie B.; Gomez-Marin, Orlando; Estores, Irene; Stein, Adam
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