Hierarchical linear modeling of FIM instrument growth curve characteristics after spinal cord injury

Short Title:
Hierarchical linear modeling of FIM instrument growth curve characteristics after spinal cord injury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J41671.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2001, vol. 82, issue 3, pp 329-334
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study examining the recovery of functional independence following spinal cord injury (SCI) as a continuous process using growth curve analysis. A retrospective database review of functional outcome assessment data was conducted for a cohort of 142 individuals admitted to a rehabilitation unit during 1986-1994. Results show that functional recovery can be modeled as a decelerating rather than simple linear function. Predictors of functional independence recovery characteristics, such as rate of recovery and plateau, included age, sex, and education.
Author(s):
Warschausky, S.; Kay, J. B.; Kewman, D. G.
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