Alvydas Juocevičius, Juozas Raistenskis, Lina Būtėnaitė, Sigita Kilkutė, Dina Žigarienė, Algirdas Valiulis


Introduction: Spinal cord injury – condition, when occur lesion in wholeness of spinal cord and below it occur disturbances in senses and motor functions that cause problems in participation. Psychological state is related with body functions and participation, social factors. Purpose: Evaluate relations between body functions, activities and participation and levels of anxiety and depression. Methods: Research was performed in Vilnius University Hospital Santariškių Klinikos, Rehabilitation, Physical and Sports Medicine Center’s Ist in – patient rehabilitation unit during the period of 2007 January – 2010 December. 120 patients after spinal cord injury participated in this research. They were evaluated twice: after arrival to and before leaving the rehabilitation center. Evaluation of patient was performed during observation and some information about body functions and activities/ participation was gathered from medical documentation. Patients were evaluated applying ICF core set for spinal cord injury, HAD scale. Some more information about mechanism and rehabilitation course was gathered from documentation. Results and conclusions: Results revealed, that body function, activities, participation are related with anxiety and depresion scores of HAD scale. Strength of these relations depend on rehabilitation phase and spinal cord injury mechanism (traumatic and non – traumatic). Functioning and participation of patients after traumatic spinal cord injury were more related with anxiety and depression if compare with persons after non – traumatic spinal cord injury.

Keyword(s): spinal cord injury; participation; anxiety; depression; icf; had scale
DOI: 10.5200/408
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