Short Tilte:Serum levels of vitamins A, C, and E in persons with chronic spinal cord injury living in the community
Journal:Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):03, 84, 7, 1061-1067
This study compares serum levels of vitamins A, C, and E among individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) to those levels normally found in the general population and describes their association with demographic and injury-related data, health status, nutritional behaviors, and occurrence of pressure ulcers. A significant number of participants (16 to 37 percent) had serum levels below the norm for each vitamin. Being older or older at onset of injury was associated with higher serum levels of vitamins A and E. Vitamin A was also related to better function and health status and with not having a pressure ulcer with the past 12 months. No relationships were found with vitamin C.