Internet as a support for people with spinal cord injuries: usage patterns and rehabilitation

Authors

  • Maira Pinto Cauchioli Rodrigues Universidade de Brasília
  • Tereza Cristina Cavalcanti Ferreira de Araujo Universidade de Brasília

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/S0103-863X2012000300013

Keywords:

rehabilitation, spinal cord (wounds and injury), internet, communication and technology

Abstract

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is expanding in the health field and triggering changes in the relationship between professionals and patients. Considering the current relevance of this issue, this study was conducted to identify the usage patterns and perceptions concerning the internet of people with acquired spinal cord injuries. Statistically significant differences were found between the usage time and the influence of the internet before and after injury. Although the respondents' usage pattern is similar to that of the general population, some particularities were identified, which require the attention of specialized rehabilitation services in order to improve service routines. Further research is recommended at different levels of care delivery.

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Published

2012-12-01

How to Cite

Rodrigues, M. P. C., & Araujo, T. C. C. F. de. (2012). Internet as a support for people with spinal cord injuries: usage patterns and rehabilitation . Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto), 22(53), 413-421. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0103-863X2012000300013

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