Quality of Life (HRQOL) in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

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In the December edition of Neuro rehabilitation http://bit.ly/g4Zvxk Dr. Arango-Lasprilla and her team from Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA assess health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) in Neiva, Colombia. They conclude that individuals with SCI report having poorer quality of life across various domains, primarily in the area of physical functioning, compared to healthy controls.
These findings suggest the need for rehabilitation health professionals to develop and implement interventions to improve HRQOL in individuals with SCI. The HandTutor system has been proven to improve hand and arm functional movement ability and has been shown to improve ADL task performance which is known to improve health related quality of life.


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