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Participate in Survey: Spasticity After SCI

June 1, 2017
Source: Spinal Cord Injury Model System (SCIMS)

This survey about qualities of spasticity after spinal cord injury (SCI) is open to individuals with SCI of all ages and levels of paralysis. Participants will answer questions about their injuries, qualities of their spasticity, and what makes the spasticity better or worse. The information will be used to understand how the qualities of spasticity influence the daily lives of people with spinal cord injury and to set priorities for new studies on the treatment of spasticity.

The survey should take about 20 minutes to complete. You may notice that some questions will sound very similar to one another. Asking questions in this way helps to get the most complete information about what spasticity is like for you. The results are anonymous and your participation will be greatly appreciated.

Spinal cord injury often brings unintended muscle contractions that are referred to as spasticity. Different people experience spasticity in as having different qualities, some of these may be:

  • Muscle stiffness (tone)
  • Spasms
  • Clonus (bouncing)
  • When muscles don't cooperate together like they're supposed to
  • When trying to move one part of the body causes another part to move also

Follow this link to participate in the Qualities of Spasticity Survey.

For more information, visit Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems and Project: Characterizing the Experience of Spasticity after Spinal Cord Injury at

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