Characterizing the Experience of Spasticity after Spinal Cord Injury

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Characterizing the Experience of Spasticity after Spinal Cord Injury

Posted By Allison Peipert

Study Description

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This research survey is designed to help researchers understand how spasticity affects daily life and functioning of persons with SCI.  Researchers will characterize the various problematic manifestations of spasticity (e.g., spasms when at rest, spasms evoked by movement, clonus, stiffness, sleep disturbance, discomfort, pain); the beneficial effects of spasticity (e.g., assistance with transfers, standing, positioning, walking, etc.) and the preferred management strategies (e.g., physical therapeutics, oral pharmaceuticals, intrathecal baclofen, nerve blockades, etc.).

To participate in this study, you must:

  • have had an SCI

  • be able to access an online survey

The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete. If you would like to take the survey now, please click here.

Principal Investigator

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Edelle Field-Fote, PT, PhD-- The Shepherd Institute

 

Contact

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Cathy Furbish, PT

Call: 404-350-7591

Email: cathy_furbish@shepherd.org

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