Pathway 1 represent the historical cohort of SwiSCI. It is the first study providing reliable epidemiological data on SCI in Switzerland. The study is operationalized at five Swiss paraplegic centers in Nottwil, Basel, Sion, Balgrist and Geneva.
SwiSCI - Historical cohort
SwiSCI is composed of three complementary pathways that, taken together, will establish a population-based and continuous cohort study.
After recruitment through one of the three pathways, SwiSCI aims to follow-up participants over the life span through a survey in the community every 5 years.
The study design of the SwiSCI cohort study is described in this publication in detail: PDF Download