Training professionals' communication and motivation skills to improve spinal cord injury patients' satisfaction and clinical outcomes: Study protocol of the ESPELMA trial.

Abstract

Acute spinal cord injury leaves patients severely impaired and generates high levels of psychological distress among them and their families, which can cause a less active role in rehabilitation, worse functional recovery, and less perceived satisfaction with the results. Additionally, rehabilitation professionals who deal with this psychological distress could ultimately experience higher stress and more risk of burnout. This article presents the study protocol of the ESPELMA project, aimed to train rehabilitation professionals in the clinical management of acute spinal cord injury-associated psychological distress, and to measure the impact of this training on the patients' perceived satisfaction with treatment.

DOI: 10.1177/1359105313512351

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@article{LusillaPalacios2015TrainingPC, title={Training professionals' communication and motivation skills to improve spinal cord injury patients' satisfaction and clinical outcomes: Study protocol of the ESPELMA trial.}, author={Pilar Lusilla-Palacios and Carmina Castellano-Tejedor and Lucrecia-Ram{\'i}rez-Garcer{\'a}n and Jos{\'e} A Navarro-Sanch{\'i}s and Amanda Rodr{\'i}guez-Urrutia and Gemma Parramon-Puig and Sergi Valero-Ventura and Ampar Cuxart-Fina}, journal={Journal of health psychology}, year={2015}, volume={20 10}, pages={1357-68} }