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Identifying Cognitive Barriers to Effective Pressure Ulcer Self-Care

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[Technical Report, Annual Report]

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Virginia Commonwealth University

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Pressure ulcers PU in persons with spinal cord injury SCI incur a substantial health burden, especially in individuals who exhibit poor preventative PU self-care. This study utilizes validated methods to characterize multiple facets of impulsivity in persons with paraplegia who use and do not use substances, in order to assess the predictive role of impulsivity in poor SCI self-care and prognostic value of impulsivity in SCI quality of life QoL outcomes. Funding began in April 2019 and approval to begin research activities was secured in August 2019. From August 2019 until the COVID-19 shutdown March 2020, 19 SCI patients were recruited, screened, and enrolled 2 have completed follow-up. Recruitment was shut down for most of a year due to COVID-19. In response to the pandemic, that research team has worked with the testing software platform to develop a completely remote means of recruitment, collection of informed consent, remote interview, and remote neurobehavioral testing on the participants own device, and accrual has resumed at the VCU site.


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  • Medicine and Medical Research

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[A, Approved For Public Release]