Social and community participation following spinal cord injury: a critical review

Linda Barclay, Rachael McDonald, Primrose Ann Lentin

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Evaluation of rehabilitation outcomes following acquired disability should include participation in social and community life. Evidence is needed to guide clinical practice to ensure that it is client-centered; therefore, findings from studies that report on social and community participation following spinal cord injury (SCI) need to be reviewed and synthesized. The objectives of this critical literature review are to examine the available evidence on social and community participation following SCI and to examine the factors that influence that participation. The barriers and facilitators will be identified and described in terms of the contextual factors - personal or environmental, as outlined by the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. An additional objective is to appraise the quality of the evidence examined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Rehabilitation Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

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