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ReInventing Yourself after SCI: A multi-site randomized controlled trial of an 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 group education program, an individual education program, or control group. 

Duration

Participation lasts a total of 46 weeks (approximately 11.5 months). The treatment sessions 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. 
  • Able to travel to Kessler Foundation in West Orange, NJ. 
Compensation

Up to $250. 

Research Categories
Spinal Cord Injury
Actively Recruiting
Yes