Baylor College of Medicine

Social Connections After Injury Study (SCI Study) (H-45581)



The study examines social connections and the perceived lack of social connections (loneliness) in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). The study will examine the impact of social connections and loneliness on the physical and psychological health of people with SCI.

The SCI Study is a research study on the social and psychological health of people with SCI. You may be eligible if you:

  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Have a spinal cord injury (SCI)
  • Have had your injury for at least 1 year
  • Are able to answer questions in English

Study participants answer questions (by phone, online, or paper-and-pencil questionnaire) twice, one year apart. A small payment is offered for completing each questionnaire. To participate in the study For more information, contact us by email ( or phone (713-797-7107) and leave your name and phone number, and we will contact you right away.

The study is funded by a grant to Baylor College of Medicine from the Department of Defense. The study is being conducted by investigators from BCM, TIRR-Memorial Hermann's Spinal Cord Injury and Disability Research Center, and the University of Montana's Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities. We are committed to including men and women, people of ethnic/racial and sexual minority groups, veterans, and people from rural communities.

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IRB: H-45581




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