Short Tilte:Age and spinal cord injury: An emphasis on outcomes among the elderly
Journal:Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):03, 26, 1, 37-44
Study examined the effects of age across a variety of outcomes among individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Outcome measures included the Functional Independence Measure, the Satisfaction With Life Scale, the Craig Handicap Assessment and Reporting Technique, and the Short Form-12. Results showed that older age was consistently associated with decreased outcomes across most domains assessed, particularly in the areas of physical independence, mobility, occupational functioning, and social integration. However, regression analysis indicated that the amount of unique variance that could be specifically attributed to age was relatively small. Self-reported mental health and economic functioning were relatively unrelated to age.