SwiSCI - Morbidity
In the SwiSCI study, one of the aims is assessment of prevalence of comorbidities, associated injuries and health conditions in persons with SCI.
A second aim of SwiSCI is studying cause specific morbidity, crude death rate and cause specific morbidity.
A third aim is getting more insight of the direct and indirect association of health conditions, body structures and body functions with functioning and quality of life (QOL).
A main goal of SwiSCI is to establish a reliable epidemiological database for SCI that may inform Swiss social and health policy regarding measures to prevent SCI as well as to anticipate likely increases in the future demand on resources for external support and specialized care.
To that purpose the study aims to provide reliable estimates of key epidemiological indicators related to mortality, morbidity and functioning for SCI and the demographic, geographic and other variation in relation to the health system in these statistics.
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Müller R, Brinkhof MW, Arnet U, Hinrichs T, Landmann G, Jordan X, Béchir M: Prevalence and associated factors of pain in the Swiss spinal cord injury population. Spinal Cord. 2016 Nov 15.