Data collection resources used for our studies are outlined below. - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) - International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS)



Quality of Life Assessments

  • Ability to Participate in Social Roles/Activities
  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive Function
  • Depression
  • Emotional/Behavioral Dyscontrol
  • Fatigue
  • Positive Affect and Well-Being
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Checklist
  • Post Traumatic Growth Inventory
  • Quality of Life Basic Data Set (1.0)
  • Satisfaction with Social Roles/Activities
  • Stigma

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Clinical Guidelines Summary

SCI Goals of Care

  • Level of Spinal Cord Injury is confirmed and communicated to the entire healthcare team as early as possible.
  • Definitive surgical intervention is accomplished and patient is started on the SCI treatment protocol as early as possible.
  • Harm events are prevented.
  • Environment of safety is promoted. 
  • Patient and family receive education regarding injury and plan of care
  • Timely discharge to appropriate rehabilitation services is facilitated.
  • Readmission is prevented.