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Comparison of able-bodied and spinal cord injured individuals' appraisals of disability.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23295474     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
J Morris; A Swier-Vosnos; J Dusold; C Woodworth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2013-01-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spinal cord     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1476-5624     ISO Abbreviation:  Spinal Cord     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-05     Completed Date:  2013-09-30     Revised Date:  2014-07-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9609749     Medline TA:  Spinal Cord     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  338-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Disability Evaluation
Disabled Persons / classification,  psychology*
Middle Aged
Spinal Cord Injuries / complications*,  psychology*
United States
Young Adult

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