The purpose of this research study is to develop a valid and reliable interview and online self-report versions of the Motor and Sensory Components of the Neurological Exam for Classifying Spinal Cord Injury.
The study has two parts:  fine tuning the questions and other materials to be used in the interview and the online version of the motor and sensory components, and  comparing the results of either one with those of a second administration, and with those of the in-person administration. You can take part in Part 1 only, part 2 only, or in both. We will finish the Part 1 of the study first and then conduct the Part 2 of the study:
- If you participate in Part 1, you will be asked to complete either the interview or the online version of a questionnaire. Both have visual aids, and clinicians or researchers will administer the questions to or with you during a virtual contact (phone or video or online conference) or in-person interview. You will also be asked to answer questions related to your understanding of the questions in the interview or online version, and the reasons you selected certain answers. The whole process may take up to 2 hours.
- If you participate in Part 2, you will complete either the interview version or the online version twice, and then make a clinic visit at the Mount Sinai Hospital or Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (study sites) to receive an in person examination. Either Part 1 or Part 2 of the study takes you about 2 hours in total to complete. Your participation in the study (or decision not to become a participant) will not affect the care you will receive from Mount Sinai.
If you agree to take part in Part 1 of this research study, we will pay you $200 via check or money order for your time and effort at the end of your participation in the study. If you agree to take part in Part 2 of this research study, we will pay you $250 via check or money order for your time and effort at the end of your participation in the study.
The American Spinal Injury Association neither endorses nor is affiliated with the study or the creation of any of the content used in the study.
This study is currently closed for enrollment.
Thomas Bryce, MD is the principal investigator of this project.