Short Tilte:Predictors of secondary conditions in a sample of independently living adults with high-level spinal cord injury
Journal:Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):00, 6, 1, 8-Jan
Study examining factors contributing to secondary conditions in adults with spinal cord injury (SCI). Hierarchical multiple regression analysis was used with data collected from 117 individuals with predominantly high level SCI. Two independent predictors of a greater number of secondary conditions were identified: more difficulty with instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), and more difficulty with accessing medical care. Three other variables were marginal predictors of more secondary conditions: inadequate access to transportation, tobacco-smoking, and race (white).