Health care services and needs in spinal cord injury after acute care

Last Updated: September 30, 2013

Bonnie Jeffery, PhD (Co-Investigator)

Persons with traumatic spinal cord injury (tSCI) living in the community often face health complications, which if not prevented or treated early, can lead to significant illness or death. In addition, they often have other diverse unmet needs related to health and well-being. Our vision is to implement a provincial outreach program that will improve quality of life in persons with tSCI by ensuring a continuum‐of‐care after transition into the community. This project, led by principal investigator Gary Linassi of the University of Saskatchewan, will align with Rick Hansen Institute’s identified objectives concerning improving health care outcomes and quality of life in SCI.

Goals / Outcomes: As a first step towards achieving this vision, the goal of this study is to identify the demands on health services and the needs of persons with tSCI in the community in Saskatchewan.

Funder: Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation