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Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Results of a Community-Based Peer Mentor Program for Spinal-Cord Injury: A Pilot Trial
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, CA, USA
  • Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, OH, USA
  • Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, OH, USA
Article Information
Mental Health / Neurologic Conditions / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Spinal Cord Injury / Wound Management / Prevention and Intervention
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2019
Results of a Community-Based Peer Mentor Program for Spinal-Cord Injury: A Pilot Trial
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515319. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP101A
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515319. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP101A
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

The purpose of the study was to develop and evaluate the feasibility of a community-based peer mentor program to prevent and manage pressure ulcers and identify untreated depression for 20 individuals with spinal-cord injury. Based on this sample, community-based peer mentoring was feasible with positive outcomes for PU prevention; management of PUs and depression; self-management of chronic conditions; and community reintegration.

Primary Author and Speaker: Valerie Hill

Additional Authors and Speakers: Shawn Phipps

Contributing Authors: Christina Wolfe, David Ponce