spinal cord injury research

ReInventing Yourself after SCI: Intervention to Improve Outcomes after Spinal Cord Injury

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the benefits of a group education treatment program to improve self-efficacy in people living with Spinal Cord Injury or Disorder (SCI/D). Self-efficacy is a person's belief in his or her ability to achieve goals, complete tasks, or solve future problems. 

Participants will be randomized into either the virtual group education program, a virtual individual education program, or control group. 

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


Participation lasts a total of 46 weeks (approximately 11.5 months). The treatment sessions via web-conference are only during the first 6 weeks of the study. Participants are then contacted by the research team to complete questionnaires over the phone every 8 weeks at four separate times. 

Inclusion Criteria
  • Individuals diagnosed with spinal cord injury/disorder (SCI/D) with impairment levels AIS A-D. 
  • At least 4 weeks post-discharge from an inpatient rehabilitation program. 
  • 18 years of age or older. 
  • Access to the internet and/or a DVD player.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English. 

Up to $250. 

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Tele Studies
Spinal Cord Injury
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