The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research’s (NIDRR) funding priority Capacity Building for Rehabilitation Research and Training covers various project types including those dealing with disability and rehabilitation research. Today, we will look at the Center on Health Outcomes Research and Capacity Building for Underserved Populations with SCI and TBI which is led by James S. Krause, PhD and is based in the Medical University of South Caroline College of Health Professions, Department of Health Science and Research. This project advances the capability of institutions that respond to underserved populations in three distinct ways: (1) conducts two studies to increase health related knowledge of three underserved racial-ethnic groups with traumatic neurologic injuries; (2) promotes capacity building, in association with South Carolina State University, among undergraduate and graduate students, and comprehensive training to institutions and organizations that serve underserved populations; and (3) provides technical assistance to enhance the capacity of these communities so that the needs of the underserved populations are met.
This particular project has produced six articles:
- Association of race, socioeconomic status, and health care access with pressure ulcers after spinal cord injury (Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation),
- Association of spasticity and life satisfaction after spinal cord injury (Spinal Cord – formerly Paraplegia),
- Racial disparities in depression and life satisfaction after spinal cord injury: A mediational model (Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation),
- The relationship of pressure ulcers, race, and socioeconomic conditions after spinal cord injury (Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine),
- Vocational interests after recent spinal cord injury: Comparisons related to sex and race (Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation), and
- Youth and aging (Life In Action).
If you would like to learn more about this project, please visit the NIDRR Program Database to read the project’s detailed record, visit their website, or read their blog. To order one of the project’s articles, please contact one of our information specialists or you could order the articles online.