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Authors of summary: Carolina Ballert, Sibylle Graf, Felix Gradinger, Alexander Lötscher, Christine Muff, and Jan D. Reinhardt (Swiss Paraplegic Research)
 
Original article: Reinhardt JD, Ballert CS, Fellinghauer B, Lötscher A, Gradinger F, Hilfiker R, Graf S, Stucki G. Visual perception and appraisal of persons with impairments: A randomized controlled field experiment using photo...

Author: Teresa Brinkel (Swiss Paraplegic Research)
 
SwiSCI, the most comprehensive study on spinal cord injury in Switzerland is a so called cohort study. This means that people concerned are surveyed over a long period of time in order to examine the development of their health and quality of life. Potential problems, e.g., in the Swiss supply system, can thus be...

Author of summary: Andrea Glässel (Swiss Paraplegic Research)

Original article: Lüthi H, Geyh S, Baumberger ME, Dokladal P, Scheuringer M, Mäder M, Cieza A. The individual experience of functioning and disability in Switzerland – patient perspective and person-centeredness in spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. 2011;49(12):1173-81.
 
People with spinal cord injury in Switzerland are...

Authors: Claudia Zanini and Julia Amann (Swiss Paraplegic Research)

Sources: 1) Gibbs A. Focus groups. Social research update. 1997;19. 2) Morgan DL. Focus groups. Annual review of Sociology. 1996;22:129-52. 3) Wong LP. Focus group discussion: a tool for health and medical research. Singapore Medical Journal. 2008;49(3):256-61.
 
A focus group is a qualitative research method with the...

Author of summary: Szilvia Geyh (Swiss Paraplegic Research)
 
Original article: Geyh S, Nick E, Stirnimann D, Ehrat S, Michel F, Peter C, Lude P. Self-efficacy and self-esteem as predictors of participation in spinal cord injury-an ICF-based study. Spinal Cord. 2012;50(9):699-706. - Geyh S, Nick E, Stirnimann D, Ehrat S, Müller R, Michel F. Biopsychosocial outcomes in individuals with and...