Web-Based Health Coaching for Spinal Cord Injury: Results From a Mixed Methods Feasibility Evaluation

May 10, 2022

In this article Allin et al. explores the feasibility and potential impact of health-coaching support for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI).

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Topics: Spinal Cord Injury

Improving SCI rehabilitation and research with Wellspect’s study grant for nurses

March 18, 2022

What can a Wellspect study grant do for you as a healthcare professional? Recent winner of the EAUN study grant, sponsored by Wellspect, Randi Steensgaard, Head of Clinical Nursing Research from Denmark, is making a valuable contribution to Spinal Cord Injury care and research, supporting patients to lead a meaningful life.

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Topics: Study grant, Spinal Cord Injury, rehabilitation

Bowel irrigation as treatment for NBD, LARS, Fecal Incontinence and Chronic Constipation

March 8, 2022

In this systemic review Mekhael et al shows collected evidence for that transanal irrigation (TAI) is a beneficial bowel continence care for both neurogenic bowel dysfunction (NBD), low anterior resection syndrome (LARS), and functional bowel disorders (FBD) presented as symptoms of fecal incontinence (FI) and chronic constipation (CC).

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Topics: Bowel management, Neurogenic bowel, Science Article

It's time to stop ignoring major patient groups

January 11, 2022

For a successful therapy, it’s important to find out the patients’ actual experiences when performing intermittent catheterization (IC). But a lack of research can provide obstacles. Have we heard directly from the patient about the difficulties they face when approaching IC?

A recent study seeks to remedy this neglect in research; it involved a total of 200 adults who had independently been performing IC for at least 6 months across the US.

 

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Topics: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Neurogenic bladder, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), Parkinsons disease, Intermittent Catheterization, multiple sclerosis

After a spinal cord injury, can we predict who will recover independent bowel management during the first year?

December 14, 2021

Neurogenic bowel dysfunction (NBD) with symptoms of constipation and fecal incontinence is a common complication of traumatic spinal cord injury. In a new study, the aim was to identify factors that could predict the recovery of independent bowel function to assist clinicians in their prognosis of bowel function and to guide them to bowel management strategies useful for the patient.

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Topics: Bowel management, constipation, Spinal Cord Injury, neurogenic bowel dysfunction