Journal article

Community integration outcomes of people with spinal cord injury and multiple matched controls: A pilot study.

Libby Callaway, Joanne Enticott, Louise Farnworth, Rachael McDonald, Christine Migliorini, Barry Willer

Aust Occup Ther J | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND/AIM: Australia's National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is designed to influence home, social and economic participation for Scheme participants. Given the major disability reform underway, this pilot study aimed to: (i) examine community integration outcomes of people with spinal cord injury (SCI); (ii) compare findings with multiple matched controls and (iii) consider findings within the context of Australia's NDIS. METHODS: Setting: Victoria, Australia. DESIGN: Matched analysis (people with and without SCI). INSTRUMENTATION: Community Integration Questionnaire (CIQ). PARTICIPANTS: n = 40 adults with SCI (M age = 52.8 years; 61% male; 77% traumatic SCI). ANALYSES: Matched a..

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