SCI-QOL: Clinical Adaptation of Psychosocial Measures

Clinical Adaptation of the Spinal Cord Injury Quality of Life Psychosocial Measures

Posted By Allison Peipert

Project Summary


The purpose of this study to validate the items of the Spinal Cord Injury– Quality of Life (SCI-QOL) assessment and to improve how people use the SCI-QOL scores to describe different levels of social and emotional experiences among individuals living with a spinal cord injury (SCI). Our goal is to develop a tool that health care professionals and individuals with SCI can use to more accurately assess what the impact is on an individual’s well-being and what their social and emotional outcomes are over time as a result of medical care, medications, or treatments received.



If you choose to participate in this study, you will be asked to meet with a study investigator in person or by phone who will ask you questions about your emotions. You will also be asked to answer questions about your age, gender, education, income, description of your injury, your capabilities, your emotions, and your health. In addition, information related to your injury and health history will be gathered from your medical record.



In order to participate in this study you must be 18 years old or older, have a diagnosis of traumatic spinal cord injury for more than 1 month, and be able to read and respond to questions in English.

For questions about this study or additional information, please contact Alli Peipert (

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