Quality of life in adults with spinal cord injury living in the community
CE Migliorini, PW New, BJ Tonge
SPINAL CORD | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2011
STUDY DESIGN: The study design used is cross-sectional descriptive survey. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to describe the subjective and objective quality of life (QoL) of adults with chronic non-traumatic spinal cord injury (NT-SCI) and to compare the objective and subjective QoL of adults with chronic NT-SCI with adults who have a chronic traumatic spinal cord injury (T-SCI) and the general population. SETTING: Living in the general community (non-residential care), Australia. PARTICIPANTS: The study included 443 adults with SCI (T-SCI, n=381) (NT-SCI, n=62), all SCI ≥6 months duration. INTERVENTION: Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Objective and subjective QoL domains--Compreh..View full abstract
Christine Migliorini acknowledge the support of the Monash University Research Office, the Robert Rose Foundation, Independence Australia and Associate Professor Doug Brown, Austin Health.