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Psychological Consideration After Spinal Cord Injury

  • Hyun-Yoon Ko
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Abstract

After spinal cord injury, the patient found that there were dramatic changes in various parts of the body’s function. Depending on the level of injury, the patient may have problems with bowel and bladder function, sexual function, and respiratory and cardiac function, as well as voluntary movement and radical changes in the world around them. In addition to the physiological changes, patients experience psychological changes. Each person with spinal cord injury is fully aware of the various issues associated with the injury and its effects on future life at different stages of the treatment process. Each person has unique approach to coping and problem-solving and presents his/her own pattern of difficulty and distress over the years following the onset of injury.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hyun-Yoon Ko
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  1. 1.Department of Rehabilitation MedicineRehabilitation Hospital, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Pusan National University School of MedicineYangsanSouth Korea

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