Short Tilte:Identifying the unmet independent living needs of persons with spinal cord injury
Journal:Journal of Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):96, 62, 3, 29-34
Study investigating the unmet independent living needs of persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). Subjects were 127 persons who completed inpatient rehabilitation at one of two Model SCI Care Systems. All subjects were between the ages of 17 and 65 at the time of their injuries, lacked any evidence of substantive cognitive deficits or psychiatric disorder, and had no previous motor impairments. Results showed that persons who reported unmet needs were disproportionately at the two ends of the impairment spectrum: those with minimal deficits and those with severe impairments. Although some unmet needs were reported in every area of independent living examined, unmet needs for peer recreation and peer support groups were the greatest. Recommendations for policymakers and researchers are offered.