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May 07, 2012 at 1:40 PM

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

May, 2012's List of Monthly Articles Examining QoL in Relation to SCI:

1) Atkins D, Noonan VK, et al. Secondary Complications in SCI Across the Continuum: Using Operations Research to Predict the Impact and Optimize Management Strategies. 2011 International Conference on Spinal Cord Medicine and Rehabilitation, Washington, DC. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation 2012;18:57-60.

2) Bryden A, Bezruczko N. An ADL measure for spinal cord injury. J Appl Measure 2011;12:279-97.
3) Dickson A, O'Brien G, et al. Adjustment and coping in spousal caregivers following a traumatic spinal cord injury: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. J of Health Psychol 2012;17:247-57.
4) Fliess-Douer, O,  Vanlandewijck YC, et al. Most essential wheeled mobility skills for daily life: An international survey among paralympic wheelchair athletes with spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2012;93:629-35.

5) Gelis A, Daures JP, et al. Evaluating self-reported pressure ulcer preventive measures in persons with spinal cord injury using the revised Skin Management Needs Assessment Checklist: reliability study. Spinal Cord 2011; 49:653-8.
6) Martin Ginis KA,  Phang SH, Latimer AE, Arbour-Nicitopoulos KP. Reliability and validity tests of the leisure time physical activity questionnaire for people with spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2012;93:677-82.
7) Kavanagh E. Affirmation through disability: One athlete's personal journey to the London Paralympic Games. Perspect Public Health 2012;132:68-74.
8) Ketchum JM, Getachew MA. Early predictors of employment outcomes 1 year post traumatic brain injury in a population of Hispanic individuals. Neurorehabilitation 2012;30: 13-22.
9) Luthi H, Geyh S. The individual experience of functioning and disability in Switzerland--patient perspective and person-centeredness in spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord 2011;49: 1173-81.
10) Nooijen, C. F. J., S. De Groot, et al. A more active lifestyle in persons with a recent spinal cord injury benefits physical fitness and health. Spinal Cord 2012;50:320-23.
11) Parker M, Yau M. Sexuality, Identity and Women with Spinal Cord Injury. Sex Disabil 2012;30:15-27.

12)  Rutherford Owen T, and Marini I. Attendant Care and Spinal Cord Injury: Usage Patterns and Perspectives for Those with Life Care Plans. J Life Care Plan 2012;10:33-43.
13) Rutherford-Owen T, Marini, I. Life Care Plan Implementation Among Adults with Spinal Cord Injuries. J of Life Care Plan 2012;10: 5-20.

14) van Leeuwen, CM, Post MW, et al. Life satisfaction in people with spinal cord injury during the first five years after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation. Disabil Rehabil 2012;34: 76-83.

15)  Vassend O, Quale AJ, et al. Predicting the long-term impact of acquired severe injuries on functional health status: the role of optimism, emotional distress and pain. Spinal Cord 2011;49:1193-7.
16) Wu JC, Chen YC, et al. Effects of age, gender, and socio-economic status on the incidence of spinal cord injury: An assessment using the eleven-year comprehensive nationwide database of Taiwan. J Neurotrauma 2012;29:889-97.

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May 23, 2012 at 4:06 PM

PAR-QoL at the Rick Hansen Foundation I2012 Meeting

Members of the PAR-QoL team attended the Rick Hansen Foundation's Interdependence (I) 2012 meeting this past week in Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). I2012 presented the latest findings from peer-reviewed researchers and clinicians in a comprehensive range of SCI-related subjects. Research teams and organizations from Denmark, Switzerland, Australia, China, UK, Belgium, USA and Canada shared their work and presented the newest treatments and technologies in the field.  Our group presented the findings from our pressure ulcer section in a poster format.  The conference abstracts and wrap-up are still available online at the Rick Hansen Foundation website and can be found here.

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