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Archived Information

The archived information below relates to MRSCIMS project work done during a previous funding cycle (2006-2011).

Development of Low-Cost Devices to Increase Delivery of Intensive Treadmill Training

PI: George Hornby PT, PhD

This assisted technology study will explore the "costs" of specific biomechanical tasks associated with walking and examine the use of "passive" elastic actuators (stretched rubber bands) as well as develop low-cost devices to assist limb swing and propulsion for use in a clinical setting.

Disparities in Access to and Outcomes of Rehabilitation Care for Medicare and Medicaid Beneficiaries with Spinal Cord Injury:

PI: Anne Deutsch, PhD

This study will examine the experiences of individuals with SCI who may be at risk for less-than-optimal outcomes due to advanced age or limited financial resources.

Assistive Technology for Mobility - Collaborative Module:

Jessica Pedersen, MBA, OTR/L

This collaborative module will collect data needed to understand the impact of coverage changes, explore the issue of disparity in ATM prescription as well as investigate the impact of policy change on wheelchairs (W/C's) and the number of working W/C's an individual owns.

PrISMS: Project to Improve Symptoms & Mood after Spinal Cord Injury

PI: Allen Heinemann

This study is a multi-site, randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial of venlafaxine XR (Effexor XR) for the treatment of major depressive disorder in people with spinal cord injury. Subjects will be 168 adults with SCI who are at least one year after injury.