Health Services Research
Spinal Cord Injury
Clinical Practice (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, knowledge translation/EBP, implementation science, program development)
Learn how to prepare patients with trauma-induced spinal cord injuries to become "research ready." We worked with patients on how to use their own experiences to improve future studies. This included monthly training and enhanced-skill building, such as how to identify research priorities by examining personal life experiences. An expert panel of caregivers, treating physicians, researchers and community organizations collaborated with the stakeholder cohort using their collective experiences to identify key elements of research readiness. A key goal was documentation throughout the project to create a replicable template.