For persons living with a spinal cord injury (SCI) or other types of physical disabilities, accessibility is key to successful community reintegration and vitally important for overall life satisfaction.
Read more: General Introduction
Mr. Wun fell asleep while driving without a safey belt, resulting in a serious motor vehicle accident and a spinal cord injury (SCI).
Read more: Mr. Wun's Story
To enable appropriate planning of Mr. Wun's second period of rehabilitation, the rehabilitation team had to gain an accurate picture of his functioning.
Read more: Assessment
With the assessment results in mind, the second part of the Rehab-Cycle® assessment phase involved identifying the goals and targets to achieve with rehabilitation interventions.
Read more: Goal-setting/Determination of Intervention Targets
In the Rehab-Cycle® intervention phase, a range of interventions were undertaken to address the goals set for each of Mr. Wun's intervention targets i.e. the ICF category for which a goal was set and for which interventions were planned.
Read more: Assignment and Intervention
Although the re-assessment of Mr. Wun’s functioning status at the end of the Rehab-Cycle® revealed only modest improvements, the goals related to the prevention of secondary conditions and to mobility were achieved.
Read more: Evaluation
Accessibility is a broad term encompassing many elements, including physical, socio-cultural and technological aspects. This case study of Mr. Wun highlighted how difficult it is to overcome environmental inaccessibility, despite rehabilitation efforts to increase a person's independence in mobility.
Read more: Discussion
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