This journal article describes a study to assess changes in access and psychological status during the COVID-19 pandemic in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). A survey of 51 participants found increased levels of psychological distress related to decreased access to goods and services in individuals with SCI due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This entire newsletter issue is focused on COVID-19. This issue features an article on staying healthy to avoid the impact of the virus, as well as articles on technology for independence and opportunities to participate in research.
This video offers tips for individuals to maintain their health and daily living from UAB-SCIMS psychologists. Tips include keeping an eye on secondary conditions to avoid the need for hospital visits, maintaining a routine, getting exercise, and maintaining social contact.
A collection of articles, videos, and factsheets developed by the Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Burn Model Systems to help individuals with these injuries and their caregivers stay healthy.
Thomas Bryce, MD, answered Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 and SCI for United Spinal's New Mobility magazine. Topics covered included risk of contracting the virus, the impact on respiratory function, and when to consider going to the emergency department.
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