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Comparison of able-bodied and spinal cord injured individuals' appraisals of disability.
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PMID:  23295474     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Study design:Survey.Objectives:Compare views of disability in able-bodied and spinal cord-injured individuals.Setting:United States.Methods:A group of able-bodied individuals were asked to imagine that they had sustained a spinal cord injury (SCI), then complete the Appraisals of DisAbility: Primary and Secondary Scale (ADAPSS) as if they were injured. The mean scores of able-bodied individuals on each of the six Subscales was compared with the mean scores of real spinal cord-injured individuals using t-tests of independent means.Results:Responses of able-bodied individuals was significantly different from real SCI individuals on five of the six Subscales of the ADAPSS.Conclusion:Able-bodied individuals' appraisals of disability after imagined SCI are much more negative than the actual appraisals of disability in real spinal cord-injured individuals.Spinal Cord advance online publication, 8 January 2013; doi:10.1038/sc.2012.169.
J Morris; A Swier-Vosnos; J Dusold; C Woodworth
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-08
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Title:  Spinal cord     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-5624     ISO Abbreviation:  Spinal Cord     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9609749     Medline TA:  Spinal Cord     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Roosevelt University, Department of Psychology, Chicago, IL, USA.
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