Improving Quality of Personal Care Assistance Services for People with SCI through Online Education

The purpose of this research study is to develop a web-based “Introduction to Spinal Cord Injury” course designed for personal care assistants (PCAs) of people with spinal cord injury.  


One 3 hour focus group meeting & one 90 minute conference call.

Inclusion Criteria

Individuals with SCI & family members of people with SCI: at least 18 years of age, Diagnosis of SCI for at least 2 years or family member of a person with SCI, at least 2 years of experience working with PCAs at least 4 days per week

PCAs: at least 18 years of age, employed as a PCA, with or without certification, at least 2 years of experience providing assistance as a PCA to one or more people with SCI


$75 ($50 for completing focus group meeting, $25 for conference call); assistance with travel expenses.

Research Categories
Spinal Cord Injury
Actively Recruiting