Health promotion for patients with spinal cord injury, British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing

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dc.contributor.author Sarhan, Firas
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-26T12:51:56Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-26T12:51:56Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/622
dc.description.abstract British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, Vol. 4, Iss. 8, 08 Aug 2008, pp 374 - 380 Spinal cord injury (SCI) has devastating consequences on the individuals’ bodily systems and activities of daily life: the influence of SCI extends beyond the individual to affect that person’s family and relationships. Consideration of several secondary conditions associated with SCI is central to establishing and maintaining the biopsychosocial wellbeing of individuals with SCI. Consequently, health promotion becomes a major focus since empowerment of the individual optimizes the patient’s control over his or her own life while reducing excessive and unnecessary demand on health resources. Physical disability resulting from SCI is associated with a reduction in muscle mass. The consequent incongruity between demand and ability further stresses already compromised body systems. Therefore, physical fitness plays an especially important role in enhancing functional ability and promoting a better quality of life for people with SCI (Lanig et al, 1996) and reduction or prevention of secondary complications remains a key feature in protracted care settings en_US
dc.subject patients en_US
dc.subject spinal cord injury en_US
dc.subject British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing en_US
dc.subject Journal en_US
dc.subject Nursing en_US
dc.subject Injury en_US
dc.subject Treatment en_US
dc.title Health promotion for patients with spinal cord injury, British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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