Short Title:Aging and adjustment after spinal cord injury: the roles of chronologic age, time since injury, and environmental change
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):97, 42, 4, 287-302
Article about a study identifying relationships between aging and long-term adjustment after spinal cord injury (SCI). The study aimed to isolate the influence of three factors: (1) chronological age, (2) time since injury, and (3) environmental change between different times of measurement (1985 and 1994). Two samples completed the Life Situtation Questionnaire in 1985 and 1994. It was found that time since injury was positively correlate with adjustment, and age was negatively correlated with adjustment. Environmental change between 1985 and 1994 was associated with a deterioration in subjective well-being. The authors conclude that the way people adjust as they age with SCI is significantly influenced by change in their environment.