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Hampton, Nan Zhang – Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 2000
Explores the relationship between self-efficacy beliefs and the quality of life in Chinese individuals with spinal cord injuries. Also examines whether health status and demographic variables correlated with the quality of life in this population. Results are discussed in line with the Chinese culture and its influences on the psychosocial…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Demography, Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Smedema, Susan Miller; Catalano, Denise; Ebener, Deborah J. – Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between various coping-related variables and the evaluation of self-worth and subjective well-being among persons with spinal cord injury. Positive coping variables included hope, proactive coping style, and sense of humor, whereas negative coping variables included perceptions of stress,…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Quality of Life, Physical Disabilities, Coping
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Erickson, David V. – International Journal of Children's Spirituality, 2008
This article focuses on loss, recovery and spiritual dimensions of trauma in spinal cord injury (SCI) during adolescence. From a clinical perspective, while there are physical characteristics in common with congenital childhood disabilities such as spina bifida, life adjustment issues associated with acquired disabilities can be quite different,…
Descriptors: Accidents, Life Satisfaction, Motor Vehicles, Adolescents
Fox, Carol – 1989
This manual is intended for young people with spinal cord injuries who are receiving rehabilitation services within the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at Shriners Hospital (San Francisco, California). An introduction describes the rehabilitation program, which includes family conferences, an individualized program, an independent living program,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attendants, Drug Therapy, Hospitalized Children
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Lin, Jin-Ding; Chen, Shih-Fan; Lin, Lan-Ping; Sung, Chang-Lin – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2011
We collected self reported rate of cervical smear testing to examine the affecting factors in women with physical disabilities in the study, to define the reproductive health care for this group of people. The study population recruited 521 women with physical disabilities aged more than 15 years who were officially registered as having physical…
Descriptors: Females, Physical Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Cancer
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Bagley, Anita M.; Gorton, George E.; Bjornson, Kristie; Bevans, Katherine; Stout, Jean L.; Narayanan, Unni; Tucker, Carole A. – Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 2011
Aim: Children and adolescents highly value their ability to participate in relevant daily life and recreational activities. The Activities Scale for Kids-performance (ASKp) instrument measures the frequency of performance of 30 common childhood activities, and has been shown to be valid and reliable. A revised and expanded 38-item ASKp (ASKp38)…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Play, Physical Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy
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Crewe, Nancy M. – Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 2000
Uses interviews conducted in 1974 and 1994 to investigate the vocational experiences of individuals with spinal cord injuries. Participants had received a spinal cord injury 22-45 years previously. Results revealed that all but seven of the participants had been in remunerative employment. Work experiences, comprehensive rehabilitation service,…
Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Longitudinal Studies, Rehabilitation Counseling, Vocational Followup
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Cook, Daniel W. – Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 1976
Reviewing literature on the psychological impact of spinal cord injury suggests: (a) depression may not be a precondition for injury adjustment; (b) many persons sustaining cord injury may have experienced psychological disruption prior to injury; and (c) indexes of rehabilitation success need to be developed for the spinal cord injured. (Author)
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Individual Differences, Injuries, Literature Reviews
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Engel, S.; Murphy, G. S.; Athanasou, J. A.; Hickey, L. – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 1998
A study of 83 Australian adults with spinal cord injuries found that at least 56% had worked at some time post-injury and those who were working when surveyed had done so for an average of close to 10 years. Clerical, office, and administrative occupations proved to be the most suitable. (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Employment, Employment Potential, Employment Problems
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Dowler, Denetta; Batiste, Linda; Whidden, Eddie – Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 1998
Examination of over 1,000 calls to the Job Accommodation Network involving workers with spinal cord injury identified the nature of the industry, job, career progression, and accessibility solutions. The number of calls increased dramatically after passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. (SK)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Career Development, Employment Problems, Physical Disabilities
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Johnston, Michael V. – Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 2009
Neuronal plasticity allows the central nervous system to learn skills and remember information, to reorganize neuronal networks in response to environmental stimulation, and to recover from brain and spinal cord injuries. Neuronal plasticity is enhanced in the developing brain and it is usually adaptive and beneficial but can also be maladaptive…
Descriptors: Neurological Organization, Stimulation, Cerebral Palsy, Child Development
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Wilson, Dorothy J.; Mitchell, Judith M.; Kemp, Bryan J.; Adkins, Rodney H.; Mann, William – Assistive Technology, 2009
This study used a randomized control group design to investigate the impact of an assistive technology and home modification intervention on function for individuals who are aging with a disability. There were 91 participants with polio, rheumatoid arthritis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, stroke, and other impairments. Outcome data were…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Control Groups, Cerebral Palsy, Disabilities
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Cohen, Laura J.; Fitzgerald, Shirley G.; Lane, Suzanne; Boninger, Michael L.; Minkel, Jean; McCue, Michael – Assistive Technology, 2009
The purpose of this study was to develop the scoring system for the Seating and Mobility Script Concordance Test (SMSCT), obtain and appraise internal and external structure evidence, and assess the validity of the SMSCT. The SMSCT purpose is to provide a method for testing knowledge of seating and mobility prescription. A sample of 106 therapists…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Scoring, Knowledge Level, Tests
Henderson, Nancy – Exceptional Parent, 2009
Namel Norris and Ricardo Velasquez are two young men who had never met, yet they shared much in common. Both sustained spinal cord injuries and were in wheelchairs. Both felt shunned by the people they used to hang out with. Before his accident, Norris had been an avid basketball player and member of a rap group trying to make it in the music…
Descriptors: Accidents, Music, Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Murphy, Gregory C.; King, Neville J. – Behavior Analyst Today, 2007
Post-injury vocational achievement is an important index of successful rehabilitation. This study involved the identification of factors reported to influence (positively or negatively) labour force participation of people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Forty participants were selected from a larger study of 450 based on the most extreme…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Injuries, Rehabilitation Programs, Rehabilitation
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