Journal article

Comparison of depression, anxiety and stress in persons with traumatic and non-traumatic post-acute spinal cord injury

CE Migliorini, PW New, BJ Tonge

SPINAL CORD | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2009

Abstract

STUDY DESIGN: Community cross-sectional self-report survey of adults with spinal cord injury (SCI). OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the likelihood of depression, anxiety and stress in adults with non-traumatic SCI (NT-SCI) compared with adults with traumatic SCI (T-SCI). SETTING: Victoria, Australia. Adults (N=443; NT-SCI n=62) living in the community and attending specialist SCI rehabilitation clinics. METHODS: Participants completed a self-report survey by internet, telephone or hard copy. Items included demographic and injury-related characteristics and the short form Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS-21). RESULTS: Persons with NT-SCI were significantly more like..

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