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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2000;24(1):42-51.
A Survey on Spinal Cord Injury Persons in Suwon City.
Rah, Ueon Woo , Lee, Il Yung , Moon, Hae Won , Lim, Min Jeong
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ajou University School of Medicine.
수원지역에서의 척수 손상인의 실태조사
나은우, 이일영, 문혜원, 임민정
아주대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실

To collect the informations of the traumatic spinal cord injury persons in Suwon city.

Seventy-five traumatic spinal cord injury persons were evaluated by the neurological level, American Spinal Injury Association scale, Functional Independence Measure (FIM), Craig Handicap Assessment and Reporting Technique (CHART), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), and questionnaire on their voiding methods, complications, etc.

The leading cause of 75 persons with traumatic spinal cord injury was a traffic accident. Among them, paraplegics were 46 persons. The most common complication was a pressure sore which was also the leading cause of their rehospitalization. Twenty-six persons voided by reflex. Among five dimensions of CHART, the physical independence score was the highest and the economic self sufficiency score was the lowest. The total CHART scores were significantly correlated with BDI scores, FIM scores, and level of injury.

This study revealed that physical impairment, disability and depression affect the handicaps of spinal cord injury persons. These data could be used to develop a social rehabilitation program for the spinal cord injury persons in the community.

Key Words: Craig Handicap Assessment and Reporting Technique, Spinal cord injury, Craig Handicap Assessment and Reporting Technique, Functional Independence Measure, Depression, Community


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