Most Recent Publications

Mishori R, Groah SL, Otubu O, Raffoul M, Stolarz K. Improving your care of patients with spinal cord injury/disease. J Fam Prac 2016;65(5):1-7.

Groah SL, Perez-Losada M, Caldovic L, Ljungberg IH, Sprague B, Castro-Nallar E, Chandal N, Hsieh M, Pohl H. Redefining healthy urine: a cross-sectional exploratory metagenomic study of people with and without bladder dysfunction. J Urol 2016 (in press).

Hosier H, Groah S, Libin A, Tinsley E, Burns P, Nash M. (2012). Cardiometabolic risk factors in pre- versus postmenopausal women with spinal cord injury. Topics in SCI Rehabilitation, 18(4):322-330.

Research Publications

Archived Articles by RRTC Staff (by topic)

Access and Barriers to Care

Beatty PW, Hagglund KJ, Neri MT, Dhont KR, Clark MJ, Hilton SA. (2003). Access to Health Care Services Among People with Chronic or Disabling Conditions: Patterns and Predictors. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 84:1417-1425.

Scheer J, Kroll T, Neri MT , Beatty P. (2003). Access Barriers for Persons with Disabilities: The Consumers’ Perspective. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 13(4):221-230.

Kroll T, Neri MT . (2003). Experiences with Care Co-ordination among People with Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, or Spinal Cord Injury. Disability and Rehabilitation, 25(19):1106-1114.

Neri MT , Kroll T. (2003). Understanding the Consequences of Access Barriers to Health Care: Experiences of Adults with Disabilities. Disability and Rehabilitation, 25(2):85-96.

Kroll T, Neri MT. (2004). Use of Primary Prevention Services among Male Adults with Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, or Spinal Cord Injury in Managed Care and Fee-for-Service. Managed Care Quarterly, 12 (3):6-10.

Aging

Groah SL, Charlifue S, Tate D, Jensen MP, Molton IR, Forchheimer M, Krause JS, Lammertse DP, Campbell M. (2012). Spinal cord injury and aging: Challenges and recommendations for future research. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 1: p 80–93

Heinemann AW, Steeves JD, Boninger M, Groah SL, Sherwood AM. (2012). State of the science in spinal cord injury rehabilitation 2011: informing a new research agenda. Spinal Cord;1-8.

Groah SL, Kehn ME. (2010). The State of Aging and Public Health for People with Spinal Cord Injury: Lost in Transition?Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, 15(3): 1-10.

Jensen MP, Molton IR, Groah SL, Campbell M, Charlifue S, Chiodo A, Forchheimer M, Krause JS, Tate D. (2011). Secondary health conditions in individuals aging with SCI: Terminology, concepts and analytic approaches. Am J Phys Med Rehabil

Groah SL, Charlifue S, Tate D, Jensen MP, Molton IR, Forchheimer M, Krause JS, Lammertse DP, Campbell M. (2012). Spinal cord injury and aging: Challenges and recommendations for future research. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 1: p 80–93

Groah SL, Stiens SA, Gittler MS, Kirshblum SC , McKinley WO. (2002). Spinal Cord Injury Medicine: Preserving wellness and independence of the aging patient with spinal cord injury: a primary care approach for the rehabilitation medicine specialist. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 83(3) Suppl1: S82-S89.

Groah SL, Weitzenkamp D, Sett P, Soni B, Savic G. (2001). The relationship between neurologic level of injury and symptomatic cardiovascular disease risk in the aging spinal injured. Spinal Cord, 39:310-317.

Barriers to Participation

Kroll T, Jones JC, Kehn M,  Neri MT. (2006). Barriers and Strategies Affecting the Utilization of Primary Preventive Services for People with Physical Disabilities: A Qualitative Inquiry. Health & Social Care in the Community, 14(4), 284 – 293.

Bladder Cancer

Groah SL, Weitzenkamp DA, Lammertse DP, Whiteneck GG, Lezotte DC, Hamman RF. (2002). Excess risk of bladder cancer in spinal cord injury: evidence for an association between indwelling catheter use and bladder cancer. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 83(3): 346-351.

Groah SL, Lammertse DP. (2003). Factors associated with survival after bladder cancer in spinal cord injury. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 26: 339-344.

Cardiac

Gilbert O, Croffoot JR, Taylor AJ, Nash MS, Schomer K, Groah SL. (2014) Serum lipid concentrations among persons with spinal cord injury – a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature. Atherosclerosis. Feb;232(2):305-12.

Libin A, Tinsley EA, Nash MS, Mendez AJ, Burns P, Elrod M, Hamm LF, Groah S. (2013). Cardiometabolic risk clustering in spinal cord injury: results of exploratory factor analysis. Topics in SCI Rehabilitation 19(3):183-194

Schladen M, Groah S. State of the Science on Cardiometabolic Risk After Spinal Cord Injury: Recap of the 2013 ASIA Pre-Conference on Cardiometabolic Disease. Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil 2014;20(2):105-112.

Libin A, Tinsley EA, Nash MS, Mendez AJ, Burns P, Elrod M, Hamm LF, Groah S. (2013). Cardiometabolic risk clustering in spinal cord injury: results of exploratory factor analysis. Topics in SCI Rehabilitation (in press)

Hosier H, Groah S, Libin A, Tinsley E, Burns P, Nash M. (2012). Cardiometabolic risk factors in pre- versus postmenopausal women with spinal cord injury. Topics in SCI Rehabilitation, 18(4):322-330.

Groah SHosier H, Ward EA, Nash MS, Libin A, Taylor A (2011). Cardiometabolic risk clustering and atherosclerosis: Is there a link in spinal cord injury? Topics SCI Rehabilitation 16:3;1-13

Groah SL, Nash MS, Ward EA, Libin A, Mendez AJ, Burns P, Elrod M, Hamm LF. Cardiometabolic risk in community-dwelling persons with chronic spinal cord injury. J Cardiopulmonary Rehab and Prevention, 31(2):73-80.

Groah Sl, Spungen MI, Bauman W (2009). Cardiovascular Disease in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury: Towards Best Practice. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, 14(3):84-89.

Hamm LF, Kavanagh T, Campbell RB, Mertens DJ, Beyene J, Kennedy J, Shephard RJ. (2004). Timeline for peak improvements during 52 weeks of outpatient cardiac rehabilitation. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 24:374-382.

Groah S, Menter R. (1998). Long-term cardiac ischemia leading to coronary artery bypass grafting in a tetraplegic patient. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 79:1129-1132.

Community Re-integration

Kroll T, Levine M. (2005). Getting Back to School and Work. In S Groah (ed), Managing Spinal Cord Injury: A Guide to Living Well after Spinal Cord Injury (pp 126-147). Washington, DC: NRH Press.

Diet and Nutrition

Feasel S, Groah S. The impact of diet on cardiovascular disease risk in individuals with spinal cord injury. Topics in SCI Rehabilitation 2009;Winter 14(3):58-68.

Groah SL, Nash MS, Ljungberg IH, Libin A, Hamm L, Ward E, Burns PA, Enfield G: Nutrient Intake and Body Habitus after Spinal Cord Injury: And Analysis by Sex and Level of Injury. JSCM 2009, 32(1):17-25.

Disability Awareness

Kroll T, Groah S, Gilmore B, Neri M, Elrod M, Libin A. (2007). First experiences with the Consumer Professional Partnership Program (CPPP): Involving people with spinal cord injury in the education of rehabilitation professionals. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. (299-305) Volume 14, Issue 4

Kroll T, Groah S, Gilmore B, Neri M, Elrod M, Libin A. (2007). Involving People with Spinal Cord Injuries in the Education of Rehabilitation Professionals. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 14(5,)229-234.

Kroll T, Groah S, Neri M, Gilmore B .(2008). Consumer-directed Teaching of Health Care Professionals Involved in the Care of People with Spinal Cord Injury: The Consumer Professional Partnership Program (CPPP). The Journal for Continuing Education in Nursing, 39(5), 228-234.

Libin A, Lauderdale M, Spungen MI, Myers CC, Groah S. (2008). Healthy Tomorrow: Formation of disability awareness and empathy in preschool children. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 31(2), 229-230.

Kroll T, Groah S, Gilmore B, Neri M, Elrod M, Libin A. (2007). First experiences with the Consumer Professional Partnership Program (CPPP): Involving people with spinal cord injury in the education of rehabilitation professionals. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 140-147.

Exercise

Groah SL, Lichy A, Libin A, Ljungberg I. (2012). Intensive electrical stimulation attenuates femoral bone loss in acute spinal cord injury. Physical Medicine Rehabilitation 12(2); 1080-1087. DOI: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2010.08.003.

Lichy A, Groah S. (2012). Asymmetric lower-limb bone loss after spinal cord injury: Case report. JRRD 49(2); 221-226. DOI: 10.1682/JRRD.2011.03.0048

Kehn M, Kroll T. (2009). Staying physically active after spinal cord injury: A qualitative exploration of barriers and facilitators to exercise participation.BMC Public Health, 9:168, doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-168

Hidler J, Hamm L, Lichy A, Groah S. (2008) Automating Activity-Based Interventions: The Role of Robotics. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development;45(2),337-344.

Lewis J, Nash MS, Hamm LF, Martins SC, Groah SL. (2007) The relationship between perceived exertion and physiological indicators of stress during graded arm exercise in persons with spinal cord injuries. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation;88(9):1205-11.

Health and Housing

Ho P-S, Kroll T, Kehn M, Pearson K, Anderson P. (2007). Health and Housing among Low-Income Adults with Disabilities. Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved, 18(4), 902-915.

Knowledge Translation

Kroll T, Barbour R, Harris J. (2007). Using focus groups in disability research. Qualitative Health Research, 17(5), 690-698.

Palsbo S, Kroll T. (2007). Meeting Information Needs To Facilitate Decision Making: Report Cards for People with Disabilities. Health Expectations, 10, 278-285.

Kroll T, Keer D, Placek P, Cyril J, Hendershot G. (eds) (2007).Towards Best Practices for Surveying People with Disabilities. Hauppauge, NY: NovaPublishers.

Kroll T (Ed) (2008). Focus on Disability: Trends in Research and Application. Hauppauge, NY: NovaPublishers.

Kroll T, Neri M (in press). Research Designs (Chapter 3). In S. Andrew & E. Halcomb (eds), Mixed Methods Research for Nursing and the Health Sciences. Wiley-Blackwell.

Medical Education

Mishori R, Groah SL, Otubu O, Raffoul M, Stolarz K. Improving your care of patients with spinal cord injury/disease. J Fam Prac 2016;65(5):1-7.

Schladen M, Pineda C (2013). Enhancing Clinical Education and Training, Improving Care. Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare.

Pineda C, Schladen M, Ljungberg I, Tsai B, Groah S (2011). Clinical skills development using on-line problem-based learning for assessment, management and prevention of pressure ulcers in persons with spinal cord injury. Topics  in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation 16:3, 58-69

Peer-Mentoring

Kroll T. (2005). Peer Mentoring. In S Groah (ed), Managing Spinal Cord Injury: A Guide to Living Well after Spinal Cord Injury (pp 97-110). Washington, DC: NRH Press.

Pressure Ulcer

Groah SL, Schladen M, Pineda CG, Hsieh CH. Prevention of pressure ulcers among people with spinal cord injury: a systematic review. PMR 2015;7:613-636. Epub 2014/12/23. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2014.11.014. PubMed PMID: 25529614.

Groah SL, Ramella-Roman J, Libin A, Schladen MM, Lichy A (2011). Skin microvascular and metabolic response to sitting and pressure relief maneuvers in people with spinal cord injury. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, 16:3, 33-45. DOI: 10.1310/sci1603-33

Groah SL, Libin A, Spungen M, Nguyen K-L, Woods E, Nabili M, Ramella-Roman J, Barritault D. Regenerating matrix-based therapy for chronic wound healing: a prospective within-subject pilot study. Int Wound J 2011; 8:85–95

Basiri A, Nabili M, Mathews S, Libin A, Groah S, Noordmans HJ, Ramella-Roman JC (2010). Use of a multi-spectral camera in the characterization of skin wounds. Optics Express, 15;18(4):3244-57. DOI: 0.1364/OE.18.003244.

Robotics

Hidler J, Hamm LF, Lichy A, Groah SL. Automating activity-based interventions: the role of robotics. JRRD 2008;45(2). DOI: 10.1682/JRRD.2007.01.0020.

Secondary Conditions

Kroll T, Neri M, Ho P-S. (2007). Secondary Conditions in Spinal Cord Injury: Results from a Prospective Survey. Disability and Rehabilitation, 29(15), 1229-1237.

Self-Efficacy

Kroll T, Kehn M, Ho P-S, Groah S. (2007). The SCI Exercise Self-Efficacy Scale (ESES): development and psychometric properties. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 4:34, www.ijbnpa.org.

Kroll T, Kehn M, Ho P-S, Groah S. (2007). Short communication: The SCI Exercise Self-Efficacy Scale (ESES): Development and Psychometric Properties. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 34(4)

Kroll T, Groah S, Gilmore B, Neri M, Elrod M, Libin A. (2007). Involving People with Spinal Cord Injuries in the Education of Rehabilitation Professionals. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 14(5,) 229-234

Shoulder Injury

Ibrahim VM, Groah SL, Libin A, Ljungberg IH, Aufiero D, Patel K, Sampson S. Use of platelet rich plasma for the treatment of bicipital tendinopathy in spinal cord injury: a pilot study. Br J Sports Med 2013;47:e2doi.10.1136/bjsports-2013-092459.39 (abstract).

Libin A, Spungen M, Hsieh C-H, Lichy A, Groah S (2009). Rehabilitation after Rotator Cuff Surgery in Spinal Cord Injury: Exploring Consumer Experiences. SCI Psychosocial press 22 (1).

Elrod M, Lichy A. (2005). The Impact of Spinal cord Injury on the Shoulder. In Groah, S (Ed.) Managing Spinal Cord Injury: A guide to Living Well with Spinal Cord Injury.  Washington, DC, NRH Publishing:261-288

Urinary Health

Groah SL, Perez-Losada M, Caldovic L, Ljungberg IH, Sprague B, Castro-Nallar E, Chandal N, Hsieh M, Pohl H. Redefining healthy urine: a cross-sectional exploratory metagenomic study of people with and without bladder dysfunction. J Urol 2016 (in press).

Fouts DE, Pieper R, Szpakowski S, Pohl H, Knoblach S, Suh MJ, Huang ST, Ljungberg I, Sprague BM, Lucas SK, Torralba M, Nelson KE, Groah SL. (2012). Integrated next-generation sequencing of 16S rDNA and metaproteomics differentiate the healthy urine microbiome from asymptomatic bacteriuria in neuropathic bladder associated with spinal cord injury. Journal of Translational Medicine 28;10:174

Violently Acquired Spinal Cord Injury

Kroll T (2008). Rehabilitative Needs of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury Resulting from Gun Violence: The Perspective of Nursing and Nursing and Rehabilitation Professionals. Applied Nursing Research, 21, 45-49.

Kroll T, Beatty PW. (2003). Meeting the Rehabilitation Needs of People with Violently Acquired Spinal Cord Injury (VASCI): An Application of the Relational Model of Disability. Electronic journal of the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Volume 6: http://aabss.org/journal2003/Kroll.htm

Other Publications

DeJong G, Groah SL. Advancing Spinal Cord Injury Health Care to Avert Rehospitalization. J Spinal Cord Med 2015 Nov;38(6):696-9.

Groah SL, Ljungberg IH, Lichy A, Oyster M, Boninger ML. Disparities in wheelchair procurement by payer among people with spinal cord injury. PMR;(6)2014:412-417. DOI 10.1016/j.pmrj.2013.11.004. [Selected as CME Article]

Tian W, Hsieh CH, DeJong G, Backus D, Groah SL, Ballard P. The role of body weight in therapy participation and rehabilitation outcomes among individuals with traumatic spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2013;94(4 Suppl 2);S125-36.

Kirshblum SC, Groah SL, McKinley WO, Gittler MS, Stiens SA. (2002). Spinal Cord Injury Medicine: Etiology, classification, and acute medical management. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 83(3) Suppl1: S50-S57.

McKinley WO, Gittler MS, Kirshblum SC, Stiens SA, Groah SL. (2002). Spinal Cord Injury Medicine: Medical complications after spinal cord injury: identification and management. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 83(3) Suppl1: S58-S64.

Gittler MS, McKinley WO, Stiens SA, Groah SL, Kirshblum SC. (2002). Spinal Cord Injury Medicine: Rehabilitation outcomes. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 83(3) Suppl1: S65-S71.

Stiens SA, Kirshblum SC , Groah SL, McKinley WO, Gittler MS. (2002). Spinal Cord Injury Medicine: Optimal participation in life after spinal cord injury: physical, psychosocial, and economic reintegration into the environment. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 83(3) Suppl1: S72-S81.

Groah S, Lanig I. (2000). Neuromusculoskeletal syndromes in wheelchair athletes. Seminars in Neurology, 20(2): 201-207.

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