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A Study of Mood and Stress After Spinal Cord Injury

This study has been completed.
Wayne State University
Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System
University of Washington
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Claire Z. Kalpakjian, University of Michigan Identifier:
First received: April 15, 2011
Last updated: March 19, 2012
Last verified: March 2012

This is a study of factors, such as pain, family support, psychological history and alcohol/substance use, that may influence whether a person experiences depression after their spinal cord injury.

Spinal Cord Injury

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: A Survey of Vulnerability Factors, Current Stress and Depression Risk in Spinal Cord Injury

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by University of Michigan:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

Saliva samples collected with Oragene kit.

Enrollment: 377
Study Start Date: February 2009
Study Completion Date: September 2011
Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

The objective of this study is to examine the degree to which vulnerability factors are mediated by stress to increase risk for depression after SCI in a sample of adults who sustained their injuries after the age of 18 years. Participants will complete a written survey (about pain, daily activities, social support and life experiences) and a telephone interview that will provide information about these factors.


Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Men and women with a traumatic spinal cord injury who are 18 years of age and older


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have a spinal cord injury
  • Were age 16 years or older when injured
  • Sudden onset of symptoms

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Under 19 years old
  • Less than 1 year post-injury
  • had a non-traumatic injury
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01337908

United States, California
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
San Jose, California, United States, 95128
United States, Michigan
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48108
Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48201
United States, Washington
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98104
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Michigan
Wayne State University
Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System
University of Washington
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Claire Z. Kalpakjian, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Identifier: NCT01337908     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H133G070020
Study First Received: April 15, 2011
Last Updated: March 19, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by University of Michigan:
quality of life

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Depressive Disorder
Spinal Cord Injuries
Behavioral Symptoms
Central Nervous System Diseases
Mental Disorders
Mood Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Spinal Cord Diseases
Trauma, Nervous System
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on November 25, 2014