Observational study of the effectiveness of spinal cord injury rehabilitation using the Spinal Cord Injury-Ability Realization Measurement Index

G. Scivoletto, J. Bonavita, M. Torre, I. Baroncini, S. Tiberti, E. Maietti, L. Laurenza, S. China, V. Corallo, F. Guerra, L. Buscaroli, C. Candeloro, E. Brunelli, A. Catz, M. Molinari

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Study design:Retrospective observational study.Objectives:The objective of this study was to determine the rehabilitation potential and the extent to which it is realized in a cohort of spinal cord injury patients using the Spinal Cord Injury-Ability Realization Measurement Index (SCI-ARMI) and to study the clinical factors that influence this realization.Setting:Two spinal units in Italy.Methods:Consecutive patients were assessed at the end of an in-patient rehabilitation program using the Spinal Cord Independence Measure and the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury. On the basis of these data and of the age and gender of the patients, we calculated the SCI-ARMI score. Regression analyses were performed to study the relationship between clinical factors and the extent to which rehabilitation potential is realized.Results:We examined the data for 306 patients. Most patients were discharged without having reached their rehabilitation potential, with an SCI-ARMI score

Original languageEnglish
JournalSpinal Cord
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - Sep 15 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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    Scivoletto, G., Bonavita, J., Torre, M., Baroncini, I., Tiberti, S., Maietti, E., Laurenza, L., China, S., Corallo, V., Guerra, F., Buscaroli, L., Candeloro, C., Brunelli, E., Catz, A., & Molinari, M. (Accepted/In press). Observational study of the effectiveness of spinal cord injury rehabilitation using the Spinal Cord Injury-Ability Realization Measurement Index. Spinal Cord. https://doi.org/10.1038/sc.2015.153