Fitness and Independence after SCI: Defining Meaningful Change and Thresholds
Technical Report,29 Sep 2015,28 Sep 2016
University of Miami School of Medicine Miami United States
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Quality of life after SCID is depends more on participation, mobility, and personal care independence than injury levelseverity. Fitness is a major determinant of transfer and general ADL independence in persons with SCID. Fitness can prevent or delay further aging related independence losses. We propose fitness represents an under appreciated approach to meaningfully improve independence and thus QOL of people living with SCID, no matter their injury level, age, or injury duration.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medicine and Medical Research