Longevity After Injury Project
Dr. Jeffery Tubbs, MD, Medical Director of Roper St. Francis Hospital's Center for Spinal Cord Injury will present on Wednesday, April, 16, 2014.
On Wednesday, February 26th, Susan Newman, PhD, RN, CRRN, Associate Professor and Junior Research Scientist for MUSC’s College of Nursing, presented on “A Peer Navigator Health Promotion Intervention for People with SCI." Dr. Newman dicussed several secondary health conditions, citing respiratory issues as being the leading cause of death for those living with SCI.
Next webcast is scheduled for Thursday, March 13th at 12pm. Dr. Krause will present on “Beyond 90 Days: Successful Employment after Disability.” Click to view the --flyer--.
Bob Peters announces the availability of his newly-published book "A Dive Too Deep". For further information click on --link--
In regards to this month's Black History Month, Longevity After Injury Project has provided research bytes:
- 18.33% of Non-Hispanic White families and 42.35% of Black/Hispanic families with a member having SCI were found to be living below the poverty level. Bachelor’s degree education attainment was the most important factor and was significantly associated with a lower likelihood of familial poverty for Non-Hispanic White and for Black/Hispanic families. (Dismuke, Krause, & Terza; 2011)
- Vocational interest were measured for participants with a minimum of 6 months post-injury. Except for African-American females, all other race and gender expressed increasing interest in employment from baseline to follow-up. (Krause & Ricks; 2012)
Honorable mention from National Association of Rehabilitation and Research Training Center- We received a honorable mention from NARRTC for a manuscript we published on employment status and mortality/life expectancy after SCI titled "Gainful employment and risk of mortality after spinal cord injury: effects beyond that of demographic, injury, and socioeconomic factors".
Successful employment and quality work life after serve disability due to SCI- We have been awarded a new five year grant to investigate career outcomes after SCI. Our purpose is to investigate factors that are associated with successful employment throughout the work life cycle, with the goal of helping to direct future research and influence policy changes. The study design has two components: qualitative and quantitative. For the qualitative component, group interviews will be conducted in Minnesota and Georgia to get input from persons with SCI as to factors they believe are important with regards to work after injury. The quantitative component will use survey techniques to compare and contrast factors, based on input from the first component, associated with successful or unsuccessful employment. We will measure outcomes that include quality indicators of employment, such as earnings, job quality, and benefits. The results from the study will be reviewed by a community advisory panel from each state and vocational rehabilitation service delivery experts. This study, funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (H133A120122), started October 1, 2012 and will conclude September 30, 2017. --View Abstract--
Ten Year Vocational Study
Our new study “A longitudinal study of gainful employment 10 years after SCI onset: Comparisons of those who do and do not return to the pre-injury employer” will help rehabilitation professionals to better understand how SCI impacts everyday life and will provide a basis for the development more effective programs for participation and quality of life after SCI. Please--Click-- to see our survey.
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