Short Tilte:Quality of life after spinal cord injury
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):96, 22, 3,
Addresses quality of life (QOL) issues for people with disabilities as determined by a study analyzing longitudinal data in the National Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Model Systems Data Base. Factors in assessing QOL and well-being are discussed. For objective QOL, summaries of data about residence, employment, education, and marital status are presented. A discussion of subjective QOL draws from several cross sectional studies and addresses the impact of level of impairment, disability, and handicap; family roles; occupation; and social integration. Issues of aging, adjustment to SCI, and age at injury are also addressed. Includes selection of quotes on QOL from people with SCI.