The SwiSCI community survey is instrumental to the establishment of an epidemiological database for SCI that provides reliable data for the comprehensive study of functioning, disability and health. The survey data contribute to the evaluation of rehabilitation or policy interventions, and build an evidence-base to inform Swiss social and health policy with regards to SCI.
The particular challenge of the Survey 2012 was to obtain a comprehensive and detailed picture of the participants' situation and to collect prevalence data on functioning and disability. Based on these data we were able to describe and better understand relevant aspects of life in the Swiss SCI community.
The second SwiSCI Community Survey (5 years follow-up) was successfully conducted between March 2017 and March 2018.