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
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..View full abstract
The Monash University Postgraduate Publications Award and the Robert Rose Foundation PhD Scholarship are thanked for their assistance in the form of research grants to Dr Migliorini. Some of the results reported here were presented at the Australian and New Zealand Spinal Cord Society 14th Annual Scientific Meeting, 1st-3rd November 2007.