The November 2012 Special Issue of the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine features the results of the NIDRR-funded, multi-site SCIRehab Project. The Project was funded by the NIDRR to Craig Hospital (H133A060103 and H133N060005), The Mount Sinai School of Medicine (H133N060027), the National Rehabilitation Hospital (H133N060028), Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (H133N060014) and to Shepherd Center (H133N060009), and Carolinas Rehabilitation.
The SCIRehab Project used practice-based evidence research methodology to investigate inpatient rehabilitation practices for acute spinal cord injury. The objective was to inform clinical decision-making by determining what interventions are associated with positive outcomes at discharge and one-year followup.
Nine papers comprised the Special Issue: Relationship of Inpatient Rehabilitation Interventions to Outcomes Following Spinal Cord Injury. Guest editors: J. Scott Richards, Gale Whiteneck, Daniel Lammertse, Marcel Dijkers, and Julie Gassaway. Three additional articles are available for free download via ingentaconnect.com:
Black Box Unraveled
Authors: Bodner, Donald R.; Murphy, Carolann
Spinal Cord Injury Facts and Figures at a Glance
Whiteneck G, Gassaway J. The SCIRehab Project: What rehabilitation interventions are most strongly associated with positive outcomes after spinal cord injury? p 482-483.
Abstracts of the nine articles are also available free of charge (subscription is required for the full text):
Relationship of patient characteristics and rehabilitation services to outcomes following spinal cord injury: The SCIRehab Project
Authors: Whiteneck, Gale; Gassaway, Julie; Dijkers, Marcel P.; Heinemann, Allen W.; Kreider, Scott E. D.
Relationship of physical therapy inpatient rehabilitation interventions and patient characteristics to outcomes following spinal cord injury: The SCIRehab project
Authors: Teeter, Laura; Gassaway, Julie; Taylor, Sally; LaBarbera, Jacqueline; McDowell, Shari; Backus, Deborah; Zanca, Jeanne M.; Natale, Audrey; Cabrera, Jordan; Smout, Randall J.; Kreider, Scott E. D.; Whiteneck, Gale
Authors: Ozelie, Rebecca; Gassaway, Julie; Buchman, Emily; Thimmaiah, Deepa; Heisler, Lauren; Cantoni, Kara; Foy, Teresa; Hsieh, Ching-Hui Jean; Smout, Randall J.; Kreider, Scott E. D.; Whiteneck, Gale
Authors: Cahow, Claire; Gassaway, Julie; Rider, Cecilia; Joyce, Joan P.; Bogenshutz, Andrew; Edens, Kelly; Kreider, Scott E. D.; Whiteneck, Gale
Authors: Gordan, Wendy; Gerber, Donald; David, Dana Spivack; Adornato, Viki; Brougham, Rebecca; Gassaway, Julie; Kreider, Scott E.D.; Whiteneck, Gale
Authors: Heinemann, Allen W.; Wilson, Catherine S.; Huston, Toby; Koval, Jill; Gordon, Samuel; Gassaway, Julie; Kreider, Scott E.D.; Whiteneck, Gale
Authors: Bailey, Joy; Dijkers, Marcel P.; Gassaway, Julie; Thomas, Jane; Lingefelt, Patricia; Kreider, Scott E.D.; Whiteneck, Gale
Authors: Hammond, Flora M.; Gassaway, Julie; Abeyta, Nichola; Freeman, Erma S.; Primack, Donna; Kreider, Scott E. D.; Whiteneck, Gale