Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Cohort Study – SwiSCI – is a comprehensive cohort study for persons with spinal cord injuries (SCI) in Switzerland.
The core research of SwiSCI focuses on many aspects of functioning, health and quality of life of persons with SCI along the continuum of care, in the community and along their life span.
SwiSCI intends to establish a scientific basis for cost-effective and evidence-based care for people with SCI in the clinical and community setting. Furthermore the study will help to optimize procedures and planning of specialized services in Switzerland and elsewhere. SwiSCI has role model character for multi-disciplinary rehabilitation research in Switzerland.
The second SwiSCI community survey was successfully conducted between March 2017 and March 2018 and recruited a substantial proportion of the spinal cord injury population in Switzerland. A Special Edition of Spinal Cord summarizes important findings of the survey.