spinal cord injury

How is Spirituality Linked to Quality of Life in People with Spinal Cord Injury?

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage anywhere along the spinal cord, often due to an accident or other trauma. SCI typically causes a loss of movement and feeling below the damaged part of the spinal cord, often leading to paralysis and other changes in functioning. People with SCI may be more likely to develop depressed mood than members of the general population: Current research shows that up to 25 percent of people with SCI experience depression, and up to 12 percent report major clinical depression.

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What Do People with SCI Need to Know Before They Return to Work?

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage to the spinal cord or the spinal nerve roots within the spinal canal resulting in temporary or permanent loss of movement and/or feeling. Learning to manage health after SCI can be a long and complicated process that is dependent on numerous personal and environmental factors, and it is an important part of the overall recovery process. Employment has been shown to be a key part of recovery and strongly related to health, life-satisfaction, and longevity, but the effects of SCI can present barriers to finding and keeping a job.

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SCI Advocates and SCI Practitioners Share Their Strategies for Successfully Navigating the Complex Healthcare System

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage to the spinal cord or the spinal nerve roots within the spinal canal and resulting in temporary or permanent loss of movement and/or feeling. Individuals with SCI often experience complex health issues making them high users of primary care. At the same time, they face many barriers to receiving quality healthcare such as inaccessible medical offices or equipment, problems with transportation, lack of SCI knowledge among primary healthcare providers, issues with insurance and benefits, and difficulties coordinating services among multiple providers.

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RehabWire Volumen 3, Número 5, septiembre 2001

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A luz de los recientes acontecimientos, parece apropiado enfocar esta edición de RehabWire en la investigación de los proyectos de NIDRR relacionados con el trauma, especialmente los del área metropolitana de Nueva York. Estos proyectos incluyen los Centros Modelo SCI en Mount Sinaí y Kessler. El personal de estos proyectos verá muchas de las víctimas en las próximas semanas. Hacemos llegar nuestro agradecimiento más profundo por sus esfuerzos.

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RehabWire, Volumen 7, Número 8, septiembre 2005.

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