Longevity After Injury Project
Check out our accomplishments.
On Tuesday, November18th , Dr. Yue Cao, Assistant Professor of the Department of Health Sciences and Research, Medical University of South Carolina, presented on “Subjective and Objective Environmental Factors' Influence and Spinal Cord Injury." Click to view the --flyer--
On Thursday, November 6th, our team participated in an Open House Celebration. This celebration showcased our work and accomplishments, along with the work of several other researchers at MUSC. Dr. David Cole, President of the Medical University of South Carolina, spoke about the Center for Rehabilitation Research in Neurological Conditions and what the accomplishments meant to the Medical University.
On Thursday, November20th , Dr. Lee Saunders, Research Assistant Professor of the College of Health Professions, Medical University of South Carolina, presented on “Healthcare Access and Utilization after Spinal Cord Injury."
Our Health Outcome Research for Underserved People with SCI Project has created a factsheet with information pertaining to African Americans with SCI. The factsheet illustrates the relationship between preventative behaviors and secondary health conditions. It also mentions risk behaviors and chronic diseases common among African Americans with SCI. Please visit the Health Outcome Research for Underserved People with SCI webpage underneath "Funded Projects" on the left side of this page.
November is National American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month. Below are a few research bytes from our findings.
Multiple linear regression was used to predict seven health-related outcomes among American Indians with spinal cord injury. Depressive symptomatology and post-SCI injuries were the primary predictors of the majority of health outcomes. Alcohol consumption was associated with a greater risk for post-SCI injuries, and being older at injury was associated with poorer health outcomes. (Krause, Coker, Charlifue, & Whiteneck; 2000)
American Indian men reported lower overall health and satisfaction with health care than the non-SCI BRFSS group. They also reported a different pattern of health behaviors, including a greater frequency of inoculations for flu and pneumonia but a lower rate of HIV testing and cholesterol screening. A smaller percentage of American Indians used alcohol, but those who did reported more heavy drinking. (Krause, Coker, Charlifue, & Whiteneck; 1999)
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