Paraplegia from Spinal Cord Injury: Self-Esteem, Loneliness, and Life Satisfaction

  title={Paraplegia from Spinal Cord Injury: Self-Esteem, Loneliness, and Life Satisfaction},
  author={Loanna Tzonichaki and George Kleftaras},
  journal={OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health},
  pages={103 - 96}
With advances in health care sciences, people with spinal cord injuries can now live to old age. Rehabilitation of the disabled is a dynamic process and should include not only attaining maximum function, but also receiving satisfaction with life in one's environment. Life satisfaction is thought to be the subjective part of quality of life, i.e., the feelings of the persons concerned about their functioning and circumstances. However, these feelings are influenced by self-esteem, the positive… 

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