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Feb 06, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Monthly Quality of Life (QoL) and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Articles

Every month, we will provide you with a list of new articles that specifically covers topics surrounding QoL! A special thanks goes out to Maureen Pakosh, Information Resources Specialist at Toronto Rehab - University Health Network, who compiles a monthly list of relevant SCI journal articles for us.

Here are this month's articles relating to QoL and SCI:

  1. Bassett RL, Ginis KA. Risky business: the effects of individualized health information intervention on health risk perceptions and leisure time physical activity among people people with spinal cord injury. Disabil Health J 2011;3:165-76.

  2. Bergmark L, Westgren N, Asaba E. Returning to work after spinal cord injury: exploring young adults' early expectations and experience. Disabil Rehabili 2011;33:2553-8.

  3. Dajpratham P, Kongkasuwan R. Quality of life among the traumatic spinal cord injured patients. J Med Assoc Thai 2011;94:1252-9.

  4. Dickson A, Ward R, O'Brien G, Allan D, O'Carroll R. Difficulties adjusting to post-discharge life following a spinal cord injury: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. Psychol Health Med 2011;16:463-74.

  5. Gajraj-Singh P. Psychological impact and the burden of caregiving for persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) living in the community in Fiji. Spinal Cord 2011;49:928-34.

  6. Ginis KA, Latimer AE, Arbour-Nicitopoulos KP, Bassett RL, Wolfe DL, Hanna SE. Determinants of physical activity among people with spinal cord injury: a test of social cognitive theory. Ann Behav Med 2011;42:127-33.

  7. Hastings J, Robins H, Griffiths Y, Hamilton C. The differences in self-esteem, function, and participation between adults with low cervical motor tetraplegia who use power or manual wheelchairs. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2011;92:1785-8.

  8. Hirsh AT, Braden AL, Craggs JG, Jensen MP. Psychometric properties of the community integration questionnaire in a heterogeneous sample of adults with physical disability. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2011;92:1602-10.

  9. Krause JS, Saunders LL. Health, secondary conditions, and life expectancy after spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2011;92:1770-5.

  10. Murphy GC, Middleton J, Quirk R, De Wolf A, Cameron ID. Predicting employment status at 2 years' postdischarge from spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Rehabil Psychol 2011;56:251-6.

  11. Pernot HF, Lannem AM, Geers RP, Ruijters EF, Bloemendal M, Seelen HA. Validity of the test-table-test for Nordic skiing for classification of paralympic sit-ski sports participants. Spinal Cord 2011;49:935-41.

  12. Ramakrishnan K, Mazlan M, Julia PE, Abdul Latif L. Return to work after spinal cord injury: factors related to time to first job. Spinal Cord 2011;49:924-7.

  13. Weitzner E, Surca S, Wiese S, Dion A, Roussos Z, Renwick R, Yoshida K. Getting on with life: positive experiences of living with a spinal cord injury. Qual Health Res 2011;21:1455-68.

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Feb 20, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Measuring Depression in the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) population

We are planning to update the PARQoL website (in the near future!) by adding depression as one of the secondary health conditions that presents challenges for people with SCI. In the meanwhile, click here to take a look at an article put forth by the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Centre (MSKTC) that highlights a few measures that have some evidence of reliability and validity for use within this population.

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