Relationship between manual wheelchair skill performance and participation of persons with spinal cord injuries 1 year after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation

O.J.E. Kilkens, M.W. Post, F.W.A. van Asbeck, L.H.V. van der Woude, A.J. Dallmeijer

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    Abstract

    This cross-sectional study describes the level of manual wheelchair skill performance and participation of persons with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) 1 year after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation and tests the hypothesis that wheelchair skill performance is positively related to participation. Participants included 81 persons with SCI from eight rehabilitation centers in the Netherlands. The Wheelchair Circuit consists of eight wheelchair skills and results in three test scores: ability, performance time, and physical strain. Participation was assessed with the sum of the subscales Mobility Range and Social Behavior of the 68-Item Sickness Impact Profile (SIPSOC). SIPSOC was moderately related to the ability score (the Spearman rank correlation [r
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)65-73
    JournalJournal of Rehabilitation Research and Development
    Volume42
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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