Short Tilte:A cross-sectional study of the relationship between age and current health status for persons with spinal cord injuries
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):92, 30, 12, 820-827
Study examines the health status of persons as they age who had spinal cord injuries many years ago. Health status data collected yearly on persons (N= 11,117) who had a traumatic spinal cord injuries between 1973 and 1989 is analyzed. The most significant predictor of health status is current age, with persons in the highest age group having the lowest level of health status. A higher likelihood of nursing home care and lower evidence of independence than the general population is observed.