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Evidence-Based Practice for SCI

Published by <p>Do you have trouble knowing what outcome measures to use? This document is a quick reference for commonly used outcome measures for individuals after spinal cord injury. The document outlines what measures are best supported depending on severity of injury. Spinal Cord Injury EDGE Task Force Outcome Measures Recommendations <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Compensatory Strategies for Shaving

Published by <p>This resource covers adaptive equipment and compensatory strategies that can be used to improve independence with shaving. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Car Transfers

Published by <p>This resource covers strategies for performing car transfers. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Life Satisfaction in Individuals With Long-Term Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: An Investigation of Associated Biopsychosocial Factors (2022)

Published by <p>Life satisfaction, a core component of subjective well-being, is an essential aspect of understanding quality of life (QOL) after SCI because it reflects self-perceived evaluation of one’s life. Individuals with traumatic SCI may experience significant physiological, psychological, and social changes after injury, and they have reduced life satisfaction compared with people without SCI. This cross-sectional […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Diaphragm Pacing and a Model for Respiratory Rehabilitation After Spinal Cord Injury (2021)

Published by <p>After acute cervical spinal cord injury (CSCI) individuals frequently require mechanical ventilation (MV) due to impairment of the phrenic nerve, the nerve that is responsible for innervation of the diaphragm. Mechanical ventilation undoubtedly saves many lives, however, the use of MV is associated with diaphragm disuse and inflammation. Over time the use of MV can […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Strengthening and Optimal Movement for Painful Shoulders (STOMPS) in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury: A Randomized Controlled Trial (2011)

Published by <p>There were eighty individuals with paraplegia and shoulder pain. The inclusion criteria was paraplegia onset after 14 years of age, a SCI for the last 5 or more years, age between 19 and 75 years, and use of a manual wheelchair for 50% or more of their functional mobility. Exclusion criteria included recent cortisone injections, […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Standing Frame and Electrical Stimulation Therapies Partially Preserve Bone Strength in a Rodent Model of Acute Spinal Cord Injury (2013)

Published by <p>Participants Seven-week-old male Winstar rats were divided into four groups. A sham group was given a laminectomy but no SCI. The second group was given a complete cord transection at T10 and no subsequent intervention. The third group was given a complete cord transection at T10 and a standing frame (SF) intervention. The last group […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Women’s Sexual Functioning and Sex Life After Spinal Cord Injury (2011)

Published by <p>Participants: Participants were all female, lived in primarily Nordic countries, were between the ages of 18 and 70, had been injured for greater than 2 years, and had no brain injury or psychiatric disease. Of the 963 potential subjects, 532 women met the inclusion criteria, and 392 reported having sex with a partner after injury […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Dogs as an Adjunct to Therapy: Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Rehabilitation Following Spinal Cord Injury (2019)

Published by <p>31 participants with a SCI attending inpatient rehabilitation completed baseline demographic and psychological inventories. Participants were also asked if they owned a dog, if they liked dogs, and if they feared dogs. Following completion of the baseline surveys, four regularly scheduled 30-minute OT sessions were completed. During those sessions, all patients completed tasks targeting fine […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Cognitive, Emotional, and Physical Functioning as Predictors of Paid Employment in People with Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Spinal Cord Injury (2019)

Published by <p>Odds of employment were predicted by being married or partnered, having more education, requiring fewer prompts for task sequencing, and having higher inhibitory control. Interestingly, odds of employment were not predicted by specific type of injury. Participants who returned to work within three months were more likely to work with the same employer and to […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>