Weight Management after Spinal Cord Injury

March 31, 2014

scale 4Most people with spinal cord injuries find it hard to keep their weight under control. In an effort to understand the issues, graduate students in the Master of Occupational Therapy program at Cleveland State University have created a study focused on weight management and physical activity SCI.

The study includes an online survey developed to assess the daily habits and perspectives of people after spinal cord injury. It asks questions related to diet and exercise, along with the physical and emotional factors that influence them. It is designed to determine if such considerations as transportation, accessibility, affordability or embarrassment are preventing healthy life styles. Results of the study will be used to develop effective weight management programs for individuals with SCI.

If you have a spinal cord injury, you can participate in this survey by following this link: The survey is anonymous, and is accessible on any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection.

Weight management after spinal cord injury is an issue that needs attention. If you know someone who would be interested in participating in the study, please pass on the link. If you have any questions, please contact:



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