Duration and functional outcome of spinal cord injury rehabilitation in the Netherlands.

@article{Post2005DurationAF,
  title={Duration and functional outcome of spinal cord injury rehabilitation in the Netherlands.},
  author={Marcel W M Post and Annet J. Dallmeijer and Edmond L D Angenot and Floris W. A. van Asbeck and Lucas H. V. van der Woude},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation research and development},
  year={2005},
  volume={42 3 Suppl 1},
  pages={75-85}
}
This study describes the length of stay (LOS) and functional outcome of spinal cord injury (SCI) in the Netherlands and its determinants. Data of 157 patients from eight rehabilitation centers were available. Mean age was 40.0 years and 76.4% were traumatic injuries, 39.8% had tetraplegia, and 69.9% had a motor complete SCI. Median LOS was 240 days (interquartile range 164-322). Median motor Functional Independence Measure (FIM) scores at discharge were 37.3 for persons with complete… CONTINUE READING

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