SwiSCI - Cohort study
Buzzell A, Chamberlain JD, Eriks-Hoogland I, Hug K, Jordan X, Schubert M, Zwahlen M, Brinkhof MWG for the SwiSCI study group and the Swiss National Cohort: All-cause and cause-specific mortality following non-traumatic spinal cord injury: evidence from a population-based cohort study in Switzerland. Spinal Cord. Oct 7 2019.
Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Cohort Study - SwiSCI - is a comprehensive cohort study for persons with spinal cord injuries (SCI) in Switzerland, funded by Swiss Paraplegic Foundation.
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.
Chamberlain JD, Gmunder HP, Hug K, Jordan X, Moser A, Schubert M, Brinkhof MWG. Differential survival after traumatic spinal cord injury: evidence from a multi-center longitudinal cohort study in Switzerland. Spinal cord. Jun 12 2018.
Chamberlain JD, Ronca E, Brinkhof MWG: Estimating the incidence of traumatic spinal cord injuries in Switzerland: Using administrative data to identify potential coverage error in a cohort study. Swiss Med Wkly. 2017;147:w14430.
Prodinger B, Ballert CS, Cieza A: Setting up a cohort study of functioning: From classification to measurement, Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 2016; 48: 131-140.
Hinrichs T, Prodinger B, Brinkhof MWG, Gemperli A: Subgroups in epidemiological studies on spinal cord injury: Evaluation of international recommendations in the Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Cohort Study, Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 2016; 48: 141-148.
Brinkhof MWG, Fekete C, Chamberlain JD, Post MWM, Gemperli A: Swiss national community survey on functioning after spinal cord injury: Protocol, characteristics of participants and determinants of non-response. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 2016; 48: 120-130.
Bickenbach J, Tennant A, Stucki G: Special Issue SwiSCI: The SwiSCI Cohort Study. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 2016; 48: 117-119.