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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 Adjustment to SCI

  1. Scheel-Sailer, A, Post, MW, Michel F, Weidmann-Hügle, T Baumann, R (2017) Patients’ views on their decision making during inpatient rehabilitation after newly acquired spinal cord injury—A qualitative interview-based study, https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.12559
  2. Bombardier, C.H., Dyer, J.R., Burns, P. et al. A tele-health intervention to increase physical fitness in people with spinal cord injury and cardiometabolic disease or risk factors: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Spinal Cord 59, 63–73 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41393-020-0523-6
  3. Craig, A, Duff, J and Middleton, J (in press). Spinal Cord Injuries. Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology (planned for publication in the Comprehensive Clinical Psychology, 2nd edition by Gordon Asmundson) Elsevier
  4. Craig, A, Guest, R, Tran, Y, Nicholson Perry, K, and Middleton, J (2017). Pain catastrophizing and negative mood states following spinal cord injury: transitioning from inpatient rehabilitation into the community. The Journal of Pain, 18, 800-810
  5. Craig, A, Tran, Y, Siddall, P, Wijesuriya, N, Lovas, J, Bartrop, R, and Middleton, J. (2013). Developing a model of associations between chronic pain, depressive mood, chronic fatigue and self-efficacy in people with spinal cord injury. The Journal of Pain, 14, 911-920. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2013.03.002
  6. Duff, J and Kennedy, P. (2003). Chapter 11: Spinal Cord Injury In: S. Llewelyn and P. Kennedy (Eds), Handbook of Clinical Health Psychology, pp 252-275. Chichester: John Wiley and Son Ltd. (PDF) Spinal Cord Injury (researchgate.net)
  7. Geyh, S, Ballert, C, Sinnott, A. et al. (2013) Quality of life after spinal cord injury: a comparison across six countries. Spinal Cord 51, 322–326. https://doi.org/10.1038/sc.2012.128
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  9. ICF Case Studies - 15 | Psychological Issues And SCI (icf-casestudies.org)
  10. Kennedy, P & Garmon-Jones, L (2017) Self-harm and Suicide Pre and Post Spinal Cord Injury; a Systematic Review. Spinal Cord, 55 (1), 2-7, doi: 10.1038/sc.2016.135
  11. Kennedy, P & Hasson, L (2016). The relationship between pain and mood following spinal cord injury. The journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 1-5
  12. Kennedy, P, Kilvert, A, and Hasson, L (2016). A 21-year longitudinal analysis of impact, coping, and appraisals following spinal cord injury. Rehabilitation psychology, 61(1), 92
  13. Lude P, Kennedy P, Elfström, ML and Ballert CS (2014). Quality of life in and after spinal cord injury rehabilitation: a longitudinal multicentre study. Topics in SCI Rehabilitation, 20(3), 197-207
  14. Paralyzed Veterans of America and Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Mental Health Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, and Suicide in Adults with Spinal Cord Injury (2020), USA
  15. Sezer,N, Akkus, S and Ugurlu FG (2015) Chronic complications of Spinal Cord injury World J Orthop Jan 18;6(1): 24-33 doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i1.24
  16. Schwartz, CE, Stucky, B, Rivers, CS, Noona, VK and Finkelstein, JA (2018). Quality of Life and Adaptation in People With Spinal Cord Injury: Response Shift Effects From 1 to 5 Years Postinjury, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 99 (8), 1599-1608, ISSN 0003-9993, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2018.01.028
  17. Siddall, PJ, McClelland, JM, Rutkowski, SB and Cousins, MJ (2003). A longitudinal study of the prevalence and characteristics of pain in the first 5 years following spinal cord injury. Pain, 103 (3), 249-257