Health promotion for patients with spinal cord injury

Sarhan, Firas (2008) Health promotion for patients with spinal cord injury. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 4 (8). pp. 374-380. ISSN 1747-0307

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Abstract

British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, Vol. 4, Iss. 8, 08 Aug 2008, pp 374 - 380 Spinal cord injury (SCI) has devastating consequences on the individuals’ bodily systems and activities of daily life: the influence of SCI extends beyond the individual to affect that person’s family and relationships. Consideration of several secondary conditions associated with SCI is central to establishing and maintaining the biopsychosocial wellbeing of individuals with SCI. Consequently, health promotion becomes a major focus since empowerment of the individual optimizes the patient’s control over his or her own life while reducing excessive and unnecessary demand on health resources. Physical disability resulting from SCI is associated with a reduction in muscle mass. The consequent incongruity between demand and ability further stresses already compromised body systems. Therefore, physical fitness plays an especially important role in enhancing functional ability and promoting a better quality of life for people with SCI (Lanig et al, 1996) and reduction or prevention of secondary complications remains a key feature in protracted care settings

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URI: http://bucks.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/9844

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