Journal article

REFLECTING ON SUBJECTIVE WELL-BEING AND SPINAL CORD INJURY

Christine Migliorini, Bruce Tonge

JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE | FOUNDATION REHABILITATION INFORMATION | Published : 2009

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine factors associated with the subjective well-being of individuals with spinal cord injuries, while acknowledging theories that describe the subjective well-being tendency to homeostasis. METHODS: A representative community cross-sectional cohort of 443 adults with traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injury completed a self-report survey (by internet, telephone or hard copy) that included reliable and valid measures of quality of life, depression, anxiety and stress, post-traumatic stress disorder, coping strategies, and emotional consequences. RESULTS: The subjective well-being of half of the population with spinal cord injury lay above the ..

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