ERIC Number: ED195807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Adjustment to Spinal Cord Injury: A Comprehensive Follow-Up Study.
Cook, Daniel; And Others
This document reports a comprehensive followup study to describe postservice life status of former vocational rehabilitation clients and to develop an empirical index of postservice adjustment to spinal cord injury. Significant findings, conclusions, and implications are found at the beginning. The introduction section summarizes followup studies in general and those studies specific to the spinal-cord injured. The methodology section overviews the research population (297 former Arkansas Rehabilitation Service spinal-cord-injured clients three to four years postentry into an Innovative and Expansion service delivery project) and initial and followup questionnaires. Results are presented in two subsections. The first, Life Status at Followup, contains categorical information describing what happens to spinal-cord-injured persons after rehabilitation services, including satisfaction with services, vocational economic characteristics, and changes in life status. The second subsection, Indexing Adjustment to Spinal Cord Injury, is a technical supplement describing an empirical measure of adjustment from the perspective of the disabled with these eight subscales: (1) avocational-intellectual, (2) avocational-leisure, (3) basic adult daily living (ADL), (4) independent ADL, (5) shopping-cleaning ADL, (6) vocational activity, (7) general physical health, (8) general mental health. The survey form, adjustment scales and scoring procedures, and a summary of statistically significant adjustment scale score differences are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Vocational Education, Adventitious Impairments, Behavior Rating Scales, Daily Living Skills, Employment Level, Followup Studies, Injuries, Leisure Time, Measures (Individuals), Mental Health, Neurological Impairments, Physical Health, Vocational Followup, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Arkansas Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.
Identifiers: Arkansas; Spinal Cord Injuries