Short Tilte:Longitudinal study of individuals with high tetraplegia (C1-C4) 14 to 24 years postinjury
Journal:Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):05, 10, 3, 79-93
Study describes the outcomes of individuals with high tetraplegia who were 14 to 24 years postinjury and were interviewed at 3 time periods after injury. The outcome measures examined included demographics, characteristics of personal assistance care, psychosocial variables, and time utilization. Results indicated that participants appeared to be functioning well in more areas of their lives. For those indicator that changed over time, the spinal cord injury itself, not necessarily a high tetraplegic injury, and/or the aging process could account for the change.