Short Tilte:Gender and its impact on postacute secondary medical complications following spinal cord injury
Journal:Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):00, 6, 1, 66-75
Study examining differences by sex in the occurrence of postacute secondary complications following spinal cord injury (SCI). Participants were 2,618 individuals 1 year post-injury, and 6,090 individuals 5 years and more post-injury. A sub-group of the second group included 78 individuals 10 years and more post-injury. Men with SCI were matched, case for case, to women with SCI based on age at follow-up, marital status, educational background, category of neurologic impairment at rehabilitation discharge, American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) impairment scale, etiology of injury, bladder management at rehabilitation discharge, and ventilator use at rehabilitation discharge. Results showed that sex was largely unrelated to subsequent development of medical complications.