ERIC Number: EJ522865
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Incidence of Secondary Complications in Spinal Cord Injury.
Anson, C. A.; Shepherd, C.
International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, v19 n1 p55-66 Mar 1996
Data from 348 patients (mean age 37) with postacute spinal cord injury revealed that 95% reported at least 1 secondary problem, and 58% reported 3 or more. The number and severity of complications varied with time since the injury. Obesity, pain, spasticity, urinary tract infections, pressure sores, and lack of social integration were common problems. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A