We know that quality health services are critical to enable people who have a spinal cord injury to maintain their health and participate fully in society.
That’s why we have partnered with Griffith University on a research project focusing on these vital services.
Health services include general practitioners, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dentists, hospitals, specialists (such as urologists or neurologists) and pharmacists.
The research results will be used to understand how to improve the accessibility of health facilities for people with spinal cord damage and other mobility impairments.
Take our survey
The first phase of the project involves a survey for participants to share their personal experiences.
Topics covered include whether services are physically accessible, affordable and staffed by health practitioners who are experienced in supporting people with spinal cord injury.
The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and responses are confidential.
By taking part, you can go into the draw to win one of ten $50 Coles/Myer Gift Cards.
Griffith University researchers are attending several of our member meetings throughout the state to discuss the project and outcomes.
The next phase of the project will involve our members undertaking an audit of services in a chosen region – watch this space for more details!
The research project has received ethics approval under guidelines from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia; and is funded by a Griffith University New Researcher Grant.
If you have any questions about the project, please contact Dr Ali Lakhani on 0450 752 541 or firstname.lastname@example.org.