Quality of life after spinal cord injury caused by gunshot.

  title={Quality of life after spinal cord injury caused by gunshot.},
  author={John David Putzke and John Scott Richards and Michael J Devivo},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  volume={82 7},
OBJECTIVE To determine what effect gunshot-caused spinal cord injury (SCI) has on self-reported quality of life (QOL) and on the frequency of pain sufficient to interfere with day-to-day activities. DESIGN Follow-up, case-control design. SETTING Analysis of data obtained from the (US) National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center from 18 funded Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems. PARTICIPANTS Individuals with traumatic onset SCI (n = 1901). From these, 111 persons with gunshot-caused SCI… CONTINUE READING

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