Thursday, January 31, 2013
SCI Model Systems Research Featured in Current Issue of the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
The current issue of the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine is devoted to the results of the SCIRehab Study, a large National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-funded collaborative effort of the SCI Model Systems. Led by Craig Hospital, the project involved more than 1,000 clinicians from the Shepherd Center, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Carolinas Rehabilitation, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation, and National Rehabilitation Hospital. The clinicians document details of the rehabilitation process for 1,376 people with SCI receiving initial inpatient rehabilitation. They also recorded specific interventions following each of more than 280,000 treatment sessions and a broad range of outcomes at discharge and 1 year postinjury. Ten articles describe the Practice-Based Evidence research methodology used and present the relationships found between the interventions of each discipline and later outcomes after controlling for patient and injury differences.