Journal article

Perceived sleep problems after spinal cord injury: Results from a community-based survey in Switzerland

Anne Buzzell, Jonviea D Chamberlain, Martin Schubert, Gabi Mueller, David J Berlowitz, Martin WG Brinkhof, Xavier Jordan, Fabienne Reynard, Michael Baumberger, Hans Peter Gmuender, Armin Curt, Margret Hund-Georgiadis, Kerstin Hug, Charly Freitag, Daniel Joggi, Hardy Landolt, Nadja Muenzel, Mirjam Brach, Gerold Stucki, Christine Fekete

The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020


Objective: To investigate the burden of sleep problems within the Spinal Cord injured (SCI) community with respect to the general population (GP) in Switzerland. The study further explored potential predictors for receiving treatment for sleep problems after SCI.Design: Cross-sectional study.Setting: SCI community in Switzerland.Participants: Individuals diagnosed with an SCI, aged 16 years or older that permanently reside in Switzerland (N = 1549).Interventions: Not applicable.Outcome measures: Perceived sleep problems within the SCI community and GP. For those with sleep problems and SCI, an indicator for having received treatment was measured.Results: 58.8% of survey participants indicate..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study has been financed in the framework of the Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Cohort Study (SwiSCI,, supported by the Swiss Paraplegic Research (