Short Tilte:Activity patterns after spinal cord injury: relationship to gender and race
Journal:Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):98, 4, 1, 31-41
Study of the relationships between gender, race, and activity patterns in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). Data were obtained from 597 participants with SCI, all of whose injuries occurred at least 2 years prior to the study. With the exception that women spent more hours out of bed than men, gender differences pertained more to types of activities than overall activity level. Whites reported a higher average daily sitting tolerance and a greater frequency of weekly outings, while minority participants reported spending more time exercising. Whites were more likely to participate in recreational and business organizations, as well as organizations for persons with disabilities, while minority group members were more likely to belong to church organizations. Implications for rehabilitation professionals are discussed.