Short Tilte:Do preinjury alcohol problems predict poorer rehabilitation progress in persons with spinal cord injury?
Journal:Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):04, 85, 9, 1488-1492
Study investigated whether a history of alcohol-related problems is associated with progress during inpatient rehabilitation among people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Analysis revealed that problem drinkers had significantly lower Functional Independence Measure admission, discharge, and efficiency scores and a longer rehabilitation length of stay than those without a history of problem drinking. Implications of the study and the need for additional research are discussed.