spinal cord injury research

Mapping the Community Context for a Better Understanding of Community Integration and Participation after SCI

Researchers are interested in understanding the places where people with disabilities live, work, and socialize. We are examining how various aspects of the environment (like accessibility or barriers to community places such as grocery stores or doctor's offices) influence community participation following a spinal cord injury (SCI). 

Through this study, researchers would like to gain a better understanding of how the places people live shape community integration and participation for those with an SCI. 

Researchers will map community activity and receive feedback from participants about environmental barriers through the use of a Smartphone. A pre-programmed Smartphone will be lent to participants by the study researchers for use during the 7 day data collection period. 

This study is completely remote and does not require in-person visits. 

Actively Recruiting

Participation in the study lasts 4-7 weeks. 

Inclusion Criteria
  • Community-living, with at least moderate participation in the community.
  • Resident of NJ.
  • 18 to 64 years old.
  • Living with a traumatic SCI for at least two years.
  • English-speaking.
  • Familiar with the use of a Smartphone.


Research Categories
Tele Studies
Spinal Cord Injury
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