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Asbjørn Mohr Drewes

Rehabilitation outcome for patients with spinal cord injury

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  • A M Drewes
  • A T Olsson
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  • Ole Slot, Institut for Ortopædi og Intern Medicin, Danmark
  • A Andreasen, Danmark
A follow-up study of 58 patients with spinal cord injury was conducted. As measure of function the Barthel index was used. There was correlation between functional capacity and ability of self-care as well as some social determinants. However, no association was found with employment rate or certain other determinants of independent living, such as going on a holiday. We conclude that the severity of the lesion is a fundamental factor in determining the outcome, but factors related to personal and psychosocial variables, not easily measured, also have great influence on the rehabilitation process.
TidsskriftThe Review of Disability Studies
Sider (fra-til)178-80
Antal sider3
StatusUdgivet - 1989

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