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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Quality Of Life In The Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury [qualidade De Vida Na Lesão Medular Traumática]
Author: Brunozi A.E.
Silva A.C.
Goncalves L.F.
Veronezi R.J.B.
Abstract: Introduction. Traumatic spinal cord injury can be considered a major public health problem in Brazil. It's an injury to the spinal cord that leads to decreased or absent sensitivity and muscle strength, besides neurovegetative disorders of body segments located below the lesion. Method. This study aims to provide a thorough review of the literature on the subject matter, including publications from 1999 to 2009. Results. We can observe a low quality of life of individuals that suffered spinal cord injury, due to pain and secondary complications. The clarity of information and a rehabilitation program assists in adaptation, improves life quality and assists the patient in returning to his family and social life. Conclusion. The quality of life is primarily committed to the social and physical aspects. Depending on the level of injury, functional independence of patients with spinal cord injury is impaired.
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Date Issue: 2011
Appears in Collections:Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos

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