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Azimian1 M, Dadkhah A. Measurment of Frequency of Signs & Symptoms in 120 Cases with Cord Injury. IRJ. 2008; 6 (1) :68-72
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-49-en.html

1- University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (6228 Views)

Objectives: Nowadays, spinal cord lesions, specially its injury, is one of the diseases/injuries that human-being is been affected by. It not only causes irreversible economical/social/cultural problems & uncompensated costs to the patient’s family & society but also, makes active peoples to inactive & needy ones. Till now, there is no successful treatment for these patients so this ailment, its sign/symptoms & effects must be considered as a true negative trouble. Our society is also affected by this injury. Since, understanding the problems & side-effects of this disease is so important (one of the first things need to encounter with) we try to evaluate the problem & effects of that from most expanded point of view.

Methods: In this study 120 patients with spinal cord injury (between 15 to 45 years old) was evaluated. All data were registered in special check list which had been designed for this study & finally assessed. 

Results: After assessing & analyzing information the most prevalent problems were: atrophy (100%), pain with spinal origin (77.5%), spasticity (67.5%), movement limitation (62.5%), pressure ulcer (42.5%), vertebral column malformation (15%), improper ossification (10%).

Discussion: In this study the patients’ problems were obtained, many of them were treatable & preventable. It is considered that by identification of these patients & better medical & rehabilitative care, making good life or even returning to the normal every day life is possible. This study can be a first step for further studies & better treatment procedures in spinal injured patients.

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Type of Study: Original Research Articles |
Received: 2008/07/1 | Accepted: 2008/08/10 | Published: 2008/09/1

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