SwiSCI - Inception cohort
Fekete C, Gurtner B, Kunz S, Gemperli A, Gmünder HP, Hund-Georgiadis M, Jordan X, Schubert M, Stoyanov J, Stucki G, for the SwiSCI Study Group: Inception cohort of the Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Cohort Study (SwiSCI): Design, participant characteristics, response rates and non-response. J Rehabil Med, 2021 Feb 11.
SwiSCI is composed of three sub-studies that, taken together, will establish a population-based and continuous cohort study.
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After recruitment through one of the three sub-studies, SwiSCI aims to follow-up participants over the life span through the survey in the community every 5 years.
The study design of the SwiSCI cohort study is described in this publication in detail: PDF Download
The inception cohort study is running since May 2013.
The study includes persons with SCI at an early stage after onset of injury. Patients are recruited at the time of admission to their first rehabilitation program in one of the collaborating rehabilitation centers (Nottwil, Basel, Sion, Balgrist). Standardized and detailed information from the acute and early rehabilitation period is collected prospectively with foci on biomedical, functional, and community outcomes.