Fekete C, Siegrist J, Reinhardt JD, Brinkhof M, for the SwiSCI Study Group: Is Financial Hardship Associated with Reduced Health in Disability? The Case of Spinal Cord Injury in Switzerland. PLOS One, February 2014, Volume 9, Issue 2.
Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Cohort Study - SwiSCI - is a comprehensive cohort study for persons with spinal cord injuries (SCI) in Switzerland.
Fekete C, Siegrist J, Post MWM, Brinkhof MWG, and for the SwiSCI Study Group: Productive activities, mental health and quality of life in disability: exploring the role enhancement and the role strain hypotheses. BMC Psychology (2019) 7:1, https://doi.org/10.1186/s40359-018-0276-6
Social inequalities in health have been documented all over the world. There is strong evidence that indicators of socioeconomic position such as education, income or employment status affect health, leaving those in lower positions at higher risk for morbidity and premature mortality.
To date, major evidence comes from cohort studies of general populations, whereas relatively few investigations analyzed social inequalities in health among persons with a disability.
In order to better understand and optimize the quality of life and health of persons with SCI SwiSCI strives for three special aims: