The Impact of an Evidence-Informed Spinal Cord Injury Activities of Daily Living Educational Manual

Arm/hand function
Online since 6 November 2021, updated 958 days ago

About this trial

This is a trial to test the effect of using an educational resource called the “Spinal Cord Injury Activities of Daily Living Educational Manual” in individuals with recent spinal cord injuries. The manual includes 5 chapters of text and illustrations focused on 1) the rehabilitation team, 2) activities of daily living, 3) assistive devices, 4) home environment adaptation, and 5) basic knowledge about SCI. Participants will receive conventional therapy with or without using the manual. Those who used the manual will be compared at several time points with those who did not on a scale that measures functional independence. Final testing will be performed after 6 weeks.

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
18 - 65 years
Injury level
C5 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • AIS-A
    AIS-B
    AIS-C
    Time since injury
    6 weeks - 6 months
  • Injury type
  • Traumatic

    Non-traumatic

    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C5-S5
    Additionally, participants must
    be able to read/write in Arabic.
    have actively participated in inpatient rehabilitation for at least six weeks.

    What’s involved

    Type

    Observational

    Details

    The participant will receive conventional therapy with or without SADL-eM. Final testing of independence will be performed after 6 weeks.

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Arm/hand function

    Additional benefits

    Bladder health/function

    Bowel health

    General health

    Mental health and psychosocial factors

    Standing/walking/mobility

    Good to know: Potential benefits are defined as outcomes that are being measured during and/or after the trial.

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Feb 2021
    • Organisation
    • University of Stellenbosch
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Unknown
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Feb 2021
    • Organisation
    • University of Stellenbosch

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

    Learn more