Quality of life in persons with long-term mechanical ventilation or tetraplegic SCI without LTMV

Seth Warschausky, Pamela Dixon, Martin Forchheimer, Virginia S. Nelson, Curie Park, David Gater, Denise Tote

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to explore quality of life (QoL) and experiences with caregiving among persons on long-term mechanical ventilation (LTMV) by comparing their status to a group of patients with tetraplegic spinal cord injury (SCI) not using LTMV. Participants, who were ages 26 to 77 years (mean = 36.5, SD = 14.3) and 67% male, made up a group of 21 individuals on LTMV including 10 with LTMV subsequent to SCI and 11 with LTMV from other etiologies and a comparison group of 22 individuals who were a minimum of 1 year post-SCI and had tetraplegia without preserved motor function below the site of impairment (ASIA classifications A or B). QoL was conceptualized in three distinct ways for this study, providing a comprehensive assessment: health-related QoL (HR-QoL), global cognitive appraisal, and individualized/judgmental. Croup differences in QoL and amount and assessed quality of caregiving were examined. No significant group differences were observed in QoL from any vantage point. Differences in caregiving were found, and caregiving was associated with cognitively appraised QoL.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-101
Number of pages8
JournalTopics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

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Spinal Cord Injuries
Artificial Respiration
Quality of Life
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Quadriplegia
Life Change Events

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  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology

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Warschausky, Seth ; Dixon, Pamela ; Forchheimer, Martin ; Nelson, Virginia S. ; Park, Curie ; Gater, David ; Tote, Denise. / Quality of life in persons with long-term mechanical ventilation or tetraplegic SCI without LTMV. In: Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation. 2005 ; Vol. 10, No. 3. pp. 94-101.
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Quality of life in persons with long-term mechanical ventilation or tetraplegic SCI without LTMV. / Warschausky, Seth; Dixon, Pamela; Forchheimer, Martin; Nelson, Virginia S.; Park, Curie; Gater, David; Tote, Denise.

In: Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, Vol. 10, No. 3, 01.12.2005, p. 94-101.

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