Midwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury Model System of Care Database (MRSCICS)
Why is this study needed?
This study is part of a national research project designed to learn more about the issues and concerns of people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Our goal is to improve outcomes and quality of life for people with SCI and their families by tracking the long term health of people who have been patients at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
What are the project objectives?
- Objective 1: Study the longitudinal course of traumatic SCI and factors that affect that course
- Objective 2: Identify and evaluate trends over time in etiology, demographic, and injury severity characteristics of persons who incur a SC
- Objective 3: Identify and evaluate trends over time in health services delivery and treatment outcomes for persons with SCI
- Objective 4: Establish expected rehabilitation treatment outcomes for persons with SCI
- Objective 5: Facilitate other research such as the identification of potential persons for enrollment in appropriate SCI clinical trials and research projects or as a springboard to population-based studies
What agency funded the project?
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)
What is the duration of the project?
October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2021.
Primary Project Staff
David Chen, M.D., Medical Director, Spinal Cord Injury Acute Care and Rehabilitation
Allen Heinemann, Ph.D., Program Director, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
RIC Project Manager:
Related Project Research Web Sites
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center
Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center
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