Clinical Outcomes for Spinal Cord Injury Patients at Casa Colina
Casa Colina patients experience a significant decrease in the level of supervision they need, translating into increased independence and greater ability to return to their previous living environment.
Using the Spinal Cord Independence measure we evaluate the level of assistance our patients need to perform daily routine tasks such as eating, bathing, dressing, breathing, bowel and bladder function and mobility. Upon admission our patients require maximal assistance to perform these routine tasks however, by discharge a significant change in functional ability is observed and many activities are performed independently.
(Data collected between 1/2010 - 12/2010)
Improved Quality of Life
Casa Colina patients experience significant improvement in their physical abilities as it pertains to their quality of life. Quality of life is very important in individuals who have experienced a traumatic or life-altering injury.
We use the SF-12, a patient reported quality of life assessment, to measure the impact of our patients' physical and mental abilities on their overall quality of life. We observe significant improvement in patient-reported quality of life between admission and discharge suggesting beneficial gains in rehab and adjustment to disability. (Data collected between 1/2010 - 12/2010)