Quality of Life in and After Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation: A Longitudinal Multicenter Study
This longitudinal study was designed to investigate the quality of life post-spinal injury. It was concluded that apart from the physical dimension the persons with spinal cord injury and their close persons seem to experience a similar change in quality of life, across Germany and the UK.
This article also describes the quality of life of the persons with spinal cord injury and their close persons, taking into account the time points of the measurement at 6 weeks, 12 weeks, 1 year, and 2 years post injury. We find a gradual increase in the quality of life for the persons with spinal cord injury that improves steadily with the adjustment process.