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Development of a Biopsychosocial Prospective Surveillance Model of Shoulder Pain in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury

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Technical Report,01 Aug 2017,31 Jul 2018

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Drexel University Philadelphia United States

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The overall purpose of this study is to investigate progression of impairments the first year following injury beginning with inpatient rehabilitation in the acute phase. In the first year of the 3-year award we met nearly all aspects of our proposed SOW. Both sites completed all regulatory requirements, received IRB approvals from local institutions, maintained all modifications and continuing renewal. All contracts between institutions were executed. All necessary equipment and supplies obtained and all investigators completed organized training. Collection of baseline data initiated at both sites SCI 8 and control 5 with 6-month follow-up assessments started as appropriate. Monthly PI meetings and quarterly full team meetings facilitated ongoing communication to include strategies for recruitment and problem solving as needed. All reports quarterly technical and annual financial were comprehensive and were submitted on time. We submitted an abstract of the preliminary data for January 2019 presentation at Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association. As enrollment was below projected, active strategies for improving enrollment are in place bi-weekly communication, in-service training of in-patient therapists for identification of potential participants, identification of an additional, local site for recruitment.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research

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