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Improvement of Educational Resources for Spinal Cord Injury Patients within the Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Setting Public Deposited

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Szymaszek, Karolina. Improvement of Educational Resources for Spinal Cord Injury Patients Within the Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Setting. Breeden, Lori.University of Indianapolis. 2019. https://uindy.hykucommons.org/concern/generic_works/cf8a6919-a123-4cb4-b6cf-81af5fcb6a84?locale=en

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Szymaszek, Karolina. (2019). Improvement of Educational Resources for Spinal Cord Injury Patients within the Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Setting. https://uindy.hykucommons.org/concern/generic_works/cf8a6919-a123-4cb4-b6cf-81af5fcb6a84?locale=en

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Szymaszek, Karolina. Improvement of Educational Resources for Spinal Cord Injury Patients Within the Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Setting. University of Indianapolis. 2019. https://uindy.hykucommons.org/concern/generic_works/cf8a6919-a123-4cb4-b6cf-81af5fcb6a84?locale=en

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The Doctoral Capstone Experience (DCE) was a 14-week long clinical rotation in which students were given the opportunity to gain advanced clinical practice skills and enhance their skills in program development, client education, and client advocacy. The purpose of this project was to gain advanced clinical skills in the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) population and to create, and enhance educational resources for the SCI population in an inpatient acute rehabilitation setting.The SCI population has been shown to have a correlation with secondary comorbidities due to inactivity and barriers faced upon discharge home from a rehabilitation facility (Wannapakhe, Arrayawichanon, Saengsuwan, & Amatachaya 2015) The SCI population is at risk for shoulder pain, pressure sores, and other complications. These comorbidities are often influenced by the barriers faced in their daily life such as falls, obstacles to mobility in the community, or inconsistent daily routines and poor compliance to activity guidelines. A needs assessment established that educational resources related to these topics needed to be developed or updated to improve the current SCI education at Community Rehabilitation Hospital North (CRH North). By working with an established team and using the steps of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), resources were developed following the Health Belief Model. Exit interviews with clinicians indicated that the improved educational resources at CRH North would benefit individuals with SCI and their families. The Health Belief Model was an effective way to guide resource creation and educational programming for this population and their caregivers.

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