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How do spinal cord injuries affect quality of life?

How do spinal cord injuries affect quality of life?

Allen Heinemann, PhD

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago

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Quality of life for people with spinal cord injury spans a full range that people without spinal cord injuries can anticipate.  Some of the components of quality of life include: optimism for the future, being involved in an important social rel... Show More

Quality of life for people with spinal cord injury spans a full range that people without spinal cord injuries can anticipate.  Some of the components of quality of life include: optimism for the future, being involved in an important social relationships, having important social role, feeling valued and appreciated by other people.  It involves the absence of excessive anxiety, or depression, or fatigue, or physical pain.  And, feeling confident that one can cope with the consequences of spinal injury, and other consequences of spinal cord injury.

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How do spinal cord injuries affect quality of life?

Allen Heinemann, PhD

Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago

More Videos by Allen Heinemann
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Quality of life for people with spinal cord injury spans a full range that people without spinal cord injuries can anticipate.  Some of the components of quality of life include: optimism for the future, being involved in an important social relationships, having important social role, feeling valued and appreciated by other people.  It involves the absence of excessive anxiety, or depression, or fatigue, or physical pain.  And, feeling confident that one can cope with the consequences of spinal injury, and other consequences of spinal cord injury.

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