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    "Being a mother is the best part of my life"

    Experiences by pregnant women with spinal cord injury Authors of summary: Sue Bertschy and Teresa Brinkel (Swiss Paraplegic Research) Original articles: Bertschy S, Geyh S, Pannek J, Meyer T. Perceived needs and experiences with healthcare services of...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/quot-being-a-mother-is-the-best-part-of-my-life-quot-278
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    Intrinsic hand muscle function, part 2

    Comparing two surgical procedures used to restore a functional grasping movement Author of summary: Ursina Arnet (Swiss Paraplegic Research) Original article: Muzykewicz DA, Arnet U, Lieber RL, Friden J. Intrinsic hand muscle function, part 2:...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/intrinsic-hand-muscle-function-part-2-274
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    Diet and consumption of addictive substances - habits of people with spinal cord injury in comparison with the general population

    Authors of summary: Teresa Brinkel and Christine Fekete (Swiss Paraplegic Research) Original article: Fekete C, Weyers S, Siegrist J, Michel G, Gemperli A. Poor nutrition and substance use in a Swiss cohort of adults with spinal cord injury. Journal of...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/diet-and-consumption-of-addictive-substances-habits-of-people-with-spinal-cord-injury-in-comparison-with-the-general-population-270
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    The handcycle as ideal means of transport for leisure, exercising and everyday use

    Authors of summary: Ursina Arnet and Timo Hinrichs (Swiss Paraplegic Research) Original article: Arnet U, Hinrichs T, Lay V, Bertschy S, Frei H, Brinkhof MW; SwiSCI study group. Determinants of handbike use in persons with spinal cord injury: results...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/the-handcycle-as-ideal-means-of-transport-for-leisure-exercising-and-everyday-use-266
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    The benefit of using digital devices and information technology for people with SCI

    Author of summary: Rachel Park (Swiss Paraplegic Research) Original article: Mattar AA, Hitzig SL, McGillivray CF. A qualitative study on the use of personal information technology by persons with spinal cord injury. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2014...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/the-benefit-of-using-digital-devices-and-information-technology-for-people-with-sci-262
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    Work-related stress and quality of life – the impacts of stressful working conditions in persons with spinal cord injury

    Authors of summary: Teresa Brinkel and Christine Fekete (Swiss Paraplegic Research) Original article: Fekete C, Wahrendorf M, Reinhardt JD, Post MW, Siegrist J. Work stress and quality of life in persons with disabilities from four European countries:...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/work-related-stress-and-quality-of-life-8211-the-impacts-of-stressful-working-conditions-in-persons-with-spinal-cord-injury-258
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    Comparing the shoulder load using a wheelchair versus a handbike

    Author of summary: Ursina Arnet (Swiss Paraplegic Research) Original article: Arnet U, van Drongelen S, Scheel-Sailer A, van der Woude LH, Veeger DH. Shoulder load during synchronous handcycling and handrim wheelchair propulsion in persons with...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/comparing-the-shoulder-load-using-a-wheelchair-versus-a-handbike-242
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    Pain: how to communicate it, how to understand it

    Author of summary: Claudia Zanini (Swiss Paraplegic Research) Original article: Maino P, Zanini C. Il dolore tra medico e paziente, come comunicarlo, come comprenderlo. Rivista per le Medical Humanities. 2013;24(7):16-23. When it comes to chronic pain,...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/pain-how-to-communicate-it-how-to-understand-it-254
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    First report of the World Health Organization on spinal cord injury now also published in German and French

    Swiss Paraplegic Research in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) has developed a unique report with the title “International perspectives on spinal cord injury” (IPSCI). The report has already been published in English and now...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/first-report-of-the-world-health-organization-on-spinal-cord-injury-now-also-published-in-german-and-french-250
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    Intrinsic hand muscle function, part 1: creating a functional grasp

    Author of summary: Ursina Arnet (Swiss Paraplegic Research) Original article: Arnet U, Muzykewicz DA, Friden J, Lieber RL. Intrinsic Hand Muscle Function, Part 1: Creating a Functional Grasp. The Journal of Hand Surgery (American Volume)....

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/intrinsic-hand-muscle-function-part-1-creating-a-functional-grasp-246
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    Media portrayals of people with disabilities: Watching a film scene featuring a police officer in a wheelchair improves attitudes of the public

    Authors of summary: Jan D. Reinhardt (Swiss Paraplegic Research) Original article: Reinhardt JD, Pennycott A, Fellinghauer BA. Impact of a film portrayal of a police officer with spinal cord injury on attitudes towards disability: a media effects...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/media-portrayals-of-people-with-disabilities-watching-a-film-scene-featuring-a-police-officer-in-a-wheelchair-improves-attitudes-of-the-public-247
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    Sports and the media: a love affair through and through?

    Author of summary: Sue Bertschy (Swiss Paraplegic Research) Original article: Bertschy S, Reinhardt JD. Disability Sport in the Swiss Media. In: Schantz OJ, Gilbert K, eds. Heroes or Zeros? The Media's Perceptions of Paralympic Sport. Common Ground...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/sports-and-the-media-a-love-affair-through-and-through-240
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    Qualitative and quantitative research

    Authors: Claudia Zanini and Julia Amann (Swiss Paraplegic Research) Quantitative and qualitative research methods are two different traditions, whereby quantitative research is about measuring things and qualitative research is more explorative, aiming...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/qualitative-and-quantitative-research-249
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    What is a survey?

    Author: Andrea Glässel (Swiss Paraplegic Research) Sources: 1) Fink A. The Survey Handbook. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications; 2002. 2) Carter R, Lubinsky J, Domholdt E. Rehabilitation Research: Principles and Applications. 4th ed. St....

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/what-is-a-survey-241
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    The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF): a portrait

    Author: Fabian Diesner (Swiss Paraplegic Research) Source: World Health Organization (WHO). International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Geneva: 2001. We live in a society that, without doubt, is obsessed with health and...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/the-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health-icf-a-portrait-239
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    Employment of people with spinal cord injury in Switzerland

    Author of summary: Albert Marti (Swiss Paraplegic Research) Original article: Marti A, Reinhardt JD, Graf S, Escorpizo R, Post MWM. To work or not to work: labour market participation of people with spinal cord injury living in Switzerland. Spinal...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/employment-of-people-with-spinal-cord-injury-in-switzerland-245
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    Design of the Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Study (SwiSCI)

    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...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/design-of-the-swiss-spinal-cord-injury-study-swisci-244
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    How are people in the wheelchair perceived?

    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,...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/how-are-people-in-the-wheelchair-perceived-237
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    Mental health is important: Whether people with spinal cord injury participate in everyday life or not strongly depends on their confidence and self-esteem

    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....

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/mental-health-is-important-whether-people-with-spinal-cord-injury-participate-in-everyday-life-or-not-strongly-depends-on-their-confidence-and-self-esteem-235
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    What are focus groups?

    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...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/what-are-focus-groups-238
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    Individual experiences of people with spinal cord injury in Switzerland

    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...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/individual-experiences-of-people-with-spinal-cord-injury-in-switzerland-243
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    Apps and online maps: showing accessible places around the world

    Travelling can be a better experience for wheelchair users with the support of a mobile phone app that displays where and what the accessible locations are. The following list provides a description of websites and mobile phone apps which display and...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/apps-and-online-maps-showing-accessible-places-around-the-world-130
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    Everyone has their Austria.

    Hello, everyone! I would like to share with you an article from the Russian forum invatravel.ru devoted to a trip to Salzburg, Gosau, Hallstatt, Bad Ischl, Vorderstoder, and Linz (Austria) . This article was translated from Russian to English with the...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/everyone-has-their-austria-133
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    Flashback: A Summer Holiday in Salou, Catalonia/Spain

    Hello, everyone! I would like to share with you an article written by a wheelchair traveler sharing his travel experience to Port Aventura Park, Aquatic Park and Tarragona . This article was originally published on the Russian forum invatravel.ru and...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/flashback-a-summer-holiday-in-salou-catalonia-spain-97
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    The Tour to the Moscow Kremlin

    Hello to everyone, To begin with, I am native Russian and I have a big interest to share with you an article recently posted on the Russian forum and devoted to the visit of the Moscow Kremlin by a group of people with disabilities. This article was...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/the-tour-to-the-moscow-kremlin-51
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    Performing Arts in Switzerland – Where you should go and why!

    Reasons to go to see an opera, ballet, play or symphony: To experience something different. No matter what year it was written, most storylines are relatable, whether the story be about revenge, love, loss, betrayal, joy or triumph. Even if it is not...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/performing-arts-in-switzerland-8211-where-you-should-go-and-why-40
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    Ice-skating in a wheelchair? But of course!

    Fresh winter air in your face, that feeling as if you were flying, people all around you laughing and having a good time, Christmas-time music in your ears… All that on a sparkling winter day, on a smooth ice surface and wearing ice-skates on your...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/ice-skating-in-a-wheelchair-but-of-course-33
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    Disabilities cartoons: a way for removing barriers

    Dave Lupton, better known as Crippen or Sox, is a famous disabled cartoonist in the UK. He has been commissioned by television companies, such as the BBC and Channel 4, but also by numerous mainstream newspapers, such as the Guardian and the Yorkshire...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/disabilities-cartoons-a-way-for-removing-barriers-149
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    Humans of New York – A snapshot into people’s lives and stories

    Humans of New York is a project born in 2010 by the photographer Brandon Stanton. His main purpose is to tell stories – snapshots of individuals' lives – no matter their characteristics: there are stories of women, men, elderly people, kids, foreign or...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/humans-of-new-york-8211-a-snapshot-into-people-8217-s-lives-and-stories-131
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    Living with a disability in Tanzania

    In a country of 45 million people, it is estimated that 3.5 million people in Tanzania live with a disability. People with disabilities are often among the poorest and most marginalized in society. Disability can have a significant impact upon the...

    https://community.paraplegie.ch/en/blog/archive-blog/living-with-a-disability-in-tanzania-114

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