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A model of resource needs of aging spinal cord injured men.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8022636     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
It has always been understood that those who deal effectively with a disability call upon special resources that members of the able bodied population are not required to develop. However, the nature and relationship of these resources to aging outcomes is as yet only superficially understood. The present study provides further information and clarification about the resources needed for aging with a spinal cord injury. The sample consists of 70 individuals who have had a spinal cord injury for at least 15 years, and who are currently over the age of 45, and are therefore either anticipating or experiencing aging. Data from the sample were examined to produce a model of resources empirically associated with positive outcomes in aging. Emotional support was found to be positively related to the outcomes of life satisfaction, adjustment to disability and the absence of depressive symptomatology. Further, health concerns, financial security and instrumental support were also related to specific outcomes. These findings send a clear message to rehabilitation and community service providers to be watchful of survivors with limited social support, concerns about their health and an apparent lack of financial resources. The findings underline the need for better access to health services, and improved knowledge and attitudes of community health care providers working with older disabled individuals.
Authors:
M A McColl; C Rosenthal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paraplegia     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0031-1758     ISO Abbreviation:  Paraplegia     Publication Date:  1994 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-08-03     Completed Date:  1994-08-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985038R     Medline TA:  Paraplegia     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  261-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adaptation, Psychological
Aged
Aging / psychology*
Depressive Disorder / complications,  psychology
Health
Humans
Male
Marital Status
Middle Aged
Models, Theoretical
Social Support
Spinal Cord Injuries / complications,  psychology*
Treatment Outcome

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