Clinical Outcomes for Spinal Cord Injury Patients at Casa Colina

Increased Independence

Patients with a Spinal Cord Injury improve their mobility (walking or using a wheelchair) and their ability to perform daily activities throughout our continuum of care. Using the Spinal Cord Independence Measure (SCIM), 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 – 9/2012; sample size for IP = 38, TLC = 6, OP = 11)