SwiSCI-Host | SPF
SwiSCI-Host | SPS

Interest Groups

Biomedical perspective

The SwiSCI Biomedical Interest Group (BIG) supports and coordinates SwiSCI-based research that involves physical health and morbidity over the life course of persons living with SCI, spanning primary rehabilitation as well as the community setting. The principal focus of BIG is on secondary health conditions that are associated with increased burden among the SCI population, as evidenced by self-report (community surveys); excess prevalence and severity in comparison with the general or disease-specific populations; impairment in activities and participation; impairment in well-being; or excess risk of mortality. To support evidence-based clinical management, community services and policy, studies targeting prognosis and causal inference on the basis of distinct clinical parameters and biomarkers (observational research) or interventions (RCTs) are encouraged.

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