Research Study

COPE: Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Individuals with SCI and Rehabilitation Services in Urban and Rural Settings
Principal Investigator 
Andrei Krassioukov


Body Locations and Systems 
Spinal Cord Injury
Diagnosis and Therapy 
Rehabilitation Intervention
Study Start/End 
Jun 1, 2020 to Jun 1, 2021
Tahira Tejpar, Clinical Research Coordinator
Purpose of Study 

The purpose of the study is to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) in terms of mental health and tele-rehabilitation, and to obtain suggestions from the community for improving these services during periods that require physical distancing. 


Individuals with chronic SCI (either tetraplegia or paraplegia for at least 1 year) between the ages of 18 and 60 are eligible to participate. Rehabilitation clinicans who work with the SCI population may also participate. 


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