Researchers from Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems are recruiting individuals with spasticity, spasms, muscle stiffness, tone, or clonus related to spinal cord injury (SCI) to participate in an online survey. The questionnaire, which takes 15-20 minutes to complete, asks about the participants’ spinal cord injury, the qualities of their spasticity, and what things make their spasticity better or worse.
The purpose of this study is to assess how spasticity is experienced by individuals with SCI, which characteristics of spasticity have the greatest impact on activities of daily living, and individuals’ thoughts on current treatment strategies. The results are anonymous and will be helpful in designing new studies for the treatment of spasticity.
To participate in the survey, click here.
If you have any questions, please contact the Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley at 215-955-6579 and mention the Spasticity Study.
Guest author: Annie S. Kim, SCI Research Coordinator II, Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley