Short Tilte:Spinal stenosis vs traumatic spinal cord injury: A rehabilitation outcome comparison
Journal:Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):02, 25, 1, 28-32
Study compares the rehabilitation outcomes of patients with spinal stenosis-induced spinal cord injury (SCI) to those with traumatic SCI. Main outcome measures included rehabilitation hospital length of stay (LOS), Functional Independence Measure (FIM) scores, rehabilitation charges, and discharge disposition rates. Patients with tetraplegic spinal stenosis SCI had significantly shorter rehabilitation stays, and lower FIM change and FIM efficiency scores. Individuals with paraplegic spinal stenosis SCI also had significantly lower FIM changes scores; however, no significant differences were found for rehabilitation LOS, charges, FIM efficiency, or discharge-to-home rates.