1. Current and Future use of FES in Spinal Neurological Rehabilitation
2. Questionnaires developed for people with SCI, clinicians and researchers
3. Benefits of FES and reasons why it is not being used for people with SCI
A study exploring the views about the use of current and future use of FES in Spinal Cord Injury
A team of researchers at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Southampton together with INSPIRE foundation are carrying out a research project exploring the views of the use of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) settings.
The aim of the research is to explore the views of the spinal cord injury community about FES in order to direct future research, technical development, clinical and service provision. The end product of this research will be clear guidance for researchers, research funders, healthcare professionals and providers, and commercial organisations, based on the opinions of users, for the future direction of FES. Overall, the team wants to ensure that future research is useful to people with SCI and to reduce the current imbalance between resources devoted to research and numbers of people benefiting from FES within clinical practice.
We have developed four questionnaires for:
- People with SCI
- Clinicians working in SCI settings
- Clinicians who also carry out research in SCI settings
- Researchers working in SCI settings
Would like to take part in this study?
Then go on the following site: www.southampton.ac.uk/fes (how do I complete the questionnaire section)
Questionnaires can also be completed:
a) by post
b) over the telephone
|Dr. Maggie Donovan-Hall|
|Lisa Tedesco Triccas|