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How to use this Website?

This website is for medical and paramedical professionals working in the field of spinal cord injuries. It contains learning modules for the whole team as well as for doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, assistive technologists, social workers, psychologists and peer counsellors. The modules are intended for medical and paramedical students and junior clinicians. Others who have yet not assimilated sufficient knowledge on comprehensive management.

Psychosocial issues for doctors following SCI

Prevalence and risk factors

  • Craig A, Tran Y, Middleton J. Psychological morbidity and spinal cord injury: a review. Spinal Cord 2009; 47: 108-114.
  • Krause JS. Self-reported problems after spinal cord injury: Implications for rehabilitation practice. Topics pinal Cord inj Rehabil 2007‘; 12: 35-44.
  • Post MWM, van Leeuwen CMC. Psychosocial issues in spinal cord injury: a review. Spinal Cord 2012; 50: 382-9.
  • van Leeuwen CM, Kraaijeveld S, Lindeman E, Post MW. Associations between psychological factors and quality of life ratings in persons with spinal cord injury: a systematic review. Spinal Cord. 2012 Mar;50(3):174-87.
  • Peter C, Müller R, Cieza A, Geyh S. Psychological resources in spinal cord injury: a systematic literature review. Spinal Cord. 2012 Mar;50(3):188-201.
  • Müller R, Peter C, Cieza A, Geyh S. The role of social support and social skills in people with spinal cord injury--a systematic review of the literature. Spinal Cord. 2012 Feb;50(2):94-106.

Screening and diagnosis

  • Kalpakjian CZ, Bombardier CH, Shomer K, Brown PA, Johnson KL. Measuring depression in persons with spinal cord injury: a systematic review. J Spinal Cord Med 2009; 32: 6-24.
  • Sakakibara BM, Miller WC, Orenczuk SG, Wolfe DL, the SCIRE team. A systematic review of depression and anxiety measures used with individuals with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord 2009; 47: 841-51.