Journal article

Development and validation of models to predict respiratory function in persons with long-term spinal cord injury

Anja M Raab, Sonja de Groot, David J Berlowitz, Marcel WM Post, Jacinthe Adriaansen, Maria Hopman, Gabi Mueller

Spinal Cord | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019

Abstract

STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter, cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To validate previously developed respiratory function prediction models for persons with long-term spinal cord injury (SCI) and if necessary develop and validate new models. SETTING: Ten SCI rehabilitation centers. METHODS: Five respiratory function parameters were measured in adults with chronic, traumatic, motor complete SCI (C4-T12). First, the models published in 2012 were validated using Bland-Altman plots. Then, new models were calculated using 80% of the dataset by multiple regression analysis with the candidate predictors gender, age, height, weight, time post injury (TPI), lesion level, and smoking. In a third step, the n..

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