Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2021 Sep 2. Epub 2021 Sep 2.
Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, Pavillon Roger-Gaudry, S-749, C.P. 6128, succ. Centre-ville, Montreal, Quebec, H3C 3J7, Canada Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal, 5400 Gouin Boul. West, Montreal, Quebec, H4J 1C5, Canada Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center, 3175 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, Quebec, H3T 1C5, Canada.
Objectives: 1) document the characteristics of patients with impaired bowel functioning during the subacute and chronic phases; 2) identify factors associated with recovery of independent bowel functioning during the first year following TSCI in patients who present impaired bowel functioning during the subacute phase, when bowel rehabilitation is completed.
Design: Case-control study on 123 adult TSCI patients. Bowel function assessments using item 7 of the SCIM-III were obtained 3-months following TSCI and during the early chronic phase. Read More