Last updated on February 2018

Strengthening Health Systems for Persons With Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury in South Africa and Sweden


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Spinal Cord Injury
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • A TSCI defined as a sudden loss of voluntary muscle strength, sensation and autonomic functions below the level of injury, which will vary depending on neurological level of injury and extent of impairment, but must include altered sacral sensation;
  • The injury must result in persisting impairment (i.e. not just a concussion) after emergence from neurogenic shock, which generally occurs within the first 24-72 hours after injury;
  • Abnormal imaging, such as with Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan or multi-slice Computed Tomography scan;
  • 18 years of age;
  • Residents of one of the two study settings;
  • Those admitted to the government-funded hospitals providing SCI care;
  • Those consenting to participate in the study

Recruitment Status: Open


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