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OBJECTIVES To provide psychometric data on a self-report measure of major depressive disorder (MDD) and to determine whether somatic symptoms are nonspecific or count toward the diagnosis. DESIGN Survey. SETTING Data from the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center representing 16 Model Spinal Cord Injury Systems. PARTICIPANTS Eight hundred(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the potential relation between satisfaction with life after spinal cord injury and access to the environment as measured by selected items from the Craig Handicap Assessment and Reporting Technique (CHART). DESIGN Prospective, correlational/predictive study using cross-sectional and longitudinal data from 18 Model Spinal Cord Injury(More)
Review of the chronic pain literature reveals that there have been few systematic attempts to devise rating scales which reliably and/or validly quantify pain behavior. The UAB Pain Behavior Scale was designed so that it could be administered rapidly by a variety of pain team personnel without sacrificing interrater reliability. The scale is described along(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a basic pain data set (International Spinal Cord Injury Basic Pain Data Set, ISCIPDS:B) within the framework of the International spinal cord injury (SCI) data sets that would facilitate consistent collection and reporting of pain in the SCI population. SETTING International. METHODS The ISCIPDS:B was developed by a working group(More)
  • J S Richards
  • 1986
A considerable body of clinical literature discusses patient adjustment to spinal cord injury (SCI) but there are few empirical data, particularly about postrehabilitation hospital adjustment. The present study targets changes in psychologic adjustment after initial rehabilitation hospitalization. Thirty-six persons with SCI completed a questionnaire(More)
The current study employed a case-control design to examine the impact of marital status on adjustment among individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) 1 year post-injury. Two groups of 53 individuals (i.e., single versus married individuals) were matched case-for-case on age (i.e., within 10 years), education, gender, race, and lesion level. Although not(More)
A prospective study was performed to determine why some persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) fail to return for scheduled evaluations in order to identify predictive factors that could be used to target those at greatest risk for noncompliance and facilitate interventions to improve rates of return. Sixty-one noncompliant subjects and 102 persons compliant(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine gender and minority differences in the prevalence and severity of pain in people with traumatic-onset spinal cord injury (SCI) during follow-up, and to determine the relation of those differences to demographic characteristics, etiology of injury, and level and extent of the lesion. DESIGN Survey and analysis of cross-sectional data(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic pain is a significant problem for many individuals following spinal cord injury (SCI). Unfortunately, SCI-related neuropathic pain has proven to be largely refractory to analgesic medications and other available treatments. Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) has been effective in managing some types of pain. It involves the(More)