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Longevity After Injury Project

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What's New

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Longevity after Injury research team would like to invite you to join our webcast “Ambulation and Secondary Complications after Spinal Cord Injury.” The webcast will be Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 12pm-1pm. Dr. Lee Saunders, Research Assistant Professor for MUSC’s College of Health Professions, will be the presenter.  Click to view --flyer--.

Dr. John (Jack) McArdle was at MUSC to consult with the research team on March 20-21 regarding statistical analyses for multiple studies. Dr. McArdle is a Senior Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Southern California. He specializes in the  development of methods for analyzing longitudinal data, including factor analysis, growth curve analysis, and dynamic modeling, as well as methods to handle non-random attrition and incomplete data. He has served as a consultant with the research team since 2005.

On Wednesday, April 16th we held our SCI Grand Rounds with Dr. Jeffery Tubbs from Roper Rehabilitation Hospital. He presented on “Ambulation after Spinal Cord Injury.”  Click to view the --video--.

Bob Peters announces the availability of his newly-published book "A Dive Too Deep". For further information click on --link--

Research Bytes

Recently, our PhD Student, Nicole DiPiro, authored a manuscript published online by Spinal Cord and will be included in an upcoming print issue of the journal. Nicole’s manuscript investigated  how pain (intensity and interference) and fatigue mediate the relationship between the use of mobility aids and moderate-to-severe depressive symptomatology among ambulatory participants with SCI. To read the manuscript, please click on --Article--

It is National Minority Health Month, Longevity After Injury Project has provided relevant 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.  All races and genders, except for African-American females, expressed increasing interest in employment from baseline to follow-up. (Krause & Ricks; 2012)



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