Spinal cord injury in Germany - a survey on the living and care situation of people with spinal cord injury - B ökel A, Egen C, Gutenbrunner C, Weidner N, Moosburger J, Abel FR, Rupp R, Kalke YB, Liebscher T, Kurze I, Sauer M, Geng V, Sturm C.

PURPOSE: Multiple organizations like UN and WHO call for the collection of internationally comparable data on living and supply conditions of people with disabilities. Furthermore, reliable national data are necessary for ensuring appropriate care. Regardi...
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Context/Objective: Following a spinal cord injury or disability (SCI/D), cognitive appraisals are a marker of psychological adjustment. The present study evaluated the clinical utility and discriminant validity of the Appraisals of DisAbility Primar...
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Authors: Russell M, Ames H, Dunn C, Beckwith S, Holmes SA Abstract Context/Objective: Following a spinal cord injury or disability (SCI/D), cognitive appraisals are a marker of psychological adjustment. The present study evaluated the clinical utility and discriminant validity of the Appraisals of DisAbility Primary and Secondary Scale - Short Form (ADAPSS-sf). The ADAPSS-sf was evaluated on 1. identification of individuals experiencing poor psychological adjustment and 2. prediction of life satisfaction beyond measures of emotional distress.Design: A retrospective study was completed using ROC analyses and od...
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Spinal Cord Med Source Type: research
Central-nervous-system (CNS) injuries constitute a significant cause of morbidity (often resulting in long-term disability) and mortality. This cross-sectional study compared the activity and participation of community-dwelling people with severe disabilit...
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This study aimed to assess metabolite concentrations indicative of neuronal injury or pathology in the cervical cord in people with chronic WAD.MethodsForty-one people with chronic WAD (mean [SD] age 39.6 [11.0] years, 25 females) and 14 healthy controls (39.2 [12.6] years, 9 females) underwent cervical spinal cord magnetic resonance spectroscopy to measure the metabolitesN-acetylaspartate (NAA), creatine (Cr) and choline (Cho). Participants with WAD completed clinical questionnaires on pain intensity (Visual Analogue Scale), disability (Neck Disability Index) and psychological factors (Pain Catastrophising Scale, Post-tra...
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) may often lead to significant disability in affected individuals and reduce life satisfaction. Herein we aimed to investigate the effects of the level of injury on disability and life satisfaction as well as...
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BACKGROUND: A deficits approach to understanding psychological adjustment in family caregivers of individuals with a neurological disability is extensive, but further research in the field of positive psychology (spirituality, resilience, hope) may provide...
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Publication date: Available online 9 August 2019Source: The Lancet NeurologyAuthor(s): Patrick Freund, Maryam Seif, Nikolaus Weiskopf, Karl Friston, Michael G Fehlings, Alan J Thompson, Armin CurtSummaryTraumatic spinal cord injury occurs when an external physical impact damages the spinal cord and leads to permanent neurological dysfunction and disability, and it is associated with a high socioeconomic burden. Conventional MRI plays a crucial role in the diagnostic workup as it reveals extrinsic compression of the spinal cord and disruption of the discoligamentous complex. Additionally, it can reveal macrostructural evide...
Source: The Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate physical strategies used for overcoming physical disability in individuals with SCI. METHODS: In thi...
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OBJECTIVE: People living with spinal cord injuries are at a high risk to experience preventable secondary health conditions in their lifetime, which can lead to rehospitalisation and death. Given the fact that spinal cord injury is a long term disability r...
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INTRODUCTION: Studies published in other countries indicate that 1.6-3% of spinal cord injuries are acquired due to suicide attempt, the majority being produced by precipitation in patients with previous psychiatric disorders. AIMS: To determine the freque...
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