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A Survey on Spinal Cord Injury Persons in Suwon City

Other Title
수원지역에서의 척수 손상인의 실태조사
나, 은우; 이, 일영; 문, 혜원; 임, 민정
Taehan Chaehwal Ŭihakhoe chi, 24(1):42-51, 2000
Journal Title
Taehan Chaehwal Ŭihakhoe chi; The Journal of Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine; 대한재활의학회지
Objective: To collect the informations of the traumatic spinal cord injury persons in Suwon city.

Method: Seventy-five traumatic spinal cord injury persons were evaluated by the neurological level, American Spinal Injury Association scale, Functional Independence Measure (FIM), Craig Handicap Assessment and Reporting Technique (CHART), Beck

Depression Inventory (BDI), and questionnaire on their voiding methods, complications, etc.

Results: The leading cause of 75 persons with traumatic spinal cord injury was a traffic accident. Among them, paraplegics were 46 persons. The most common complication was a pressure sore which was also the leading cause of their


Twenty-six persons voided by reflex. Among five dimensions of CHART, the physical independence score was the highest and the economic self sufficiency score was the lowest. The total CHART scores were significantly correlated with BDI scores, FIM

scores, and level of injury.

Conclusion: This study revealed that physical impairment, disability and depression affect the handicaps of spinal cord injury persons. These data could be used to develop a social rehabilitation program for the spinal cord injury persons in the

Spinal cord injuryCraig Handicap Assessment and Reporting TechniqueFunctional Independence MeasureDepression,Community
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Journal Papers > School of Medicine / Graduate School of Medicine > Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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