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Successful Strategies for Activity and Wellness after Spinal Cord Injury

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Technical Report,29 Sep 2014,28 Sep 2015

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Palo Alto Institute for Research and Education Palo Alto United States

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The purpose of this study is to identify best practices for overcoming and adapting ones life to spinal cord injury SCI. This study takes a more positive point of view and identifies strategies that enable persons living with SCI to successfully navigate the barriers and limitations. Our goal is to better understand the motivations, practices, and strategies used by people with SCI to combat inactivity and achieve healthier lifestyles. Through this reporting period, recruitment for year one is 92 percent complete 3740 with 25 percent of transcript analysis accomplished. Staff training in qualitative research and use of mind mapping software has been completed with rapid progress being made on data analysis. Patient-centered summaries and cross-interview codes are being developed and discussed in preparation to designing the codebook to be implemented toward identification of Key Themes which is the primary activity for the next quarter. Recruitment for Phase 2 mixed qualitative and quantitative study to apply findings of Phase 1 is 90 percent complete and a testing schedule is in progress.


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