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Spinal Cord. 2017 Apr;55(4):331-340. doi: 10.1038/sc.2016.139. Epub 2016 Nov 15.

Recommendations for the National Institute for Neurologic Disorders and Stroke spinal cord injury common data elements for children and youth with SCI.

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1
Department of Occupational Therapy, Jefferson College of Health Professions, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
2
Shriners Hospitals for Children, Chicago, IL, USA.
3
The Emmes Corporation, Rockville, MD, USA.
4
BioCruces Health Research Institute, Cruces University Hospital, Basque Foundation for Science, Bizkaia, Spain.
5
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
6
Austin Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
7
Regional Hospital of Viborg, Viborg, Denmark.
8
NIH/NINDS Neuroscience Center, Bethesda, MD, USA.
9
Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA.
10
Swiss Paraplegic Center, Nottwil, Switzerland.
11
TIRR Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation and Research & University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, USA.

Abstract

STUDY DESIGN:

In 2014, the adult spinal cord injury (SCI) common data element (CDE) recommendations were made available. This project was a review of the adult SCI CDE for relevance to children and youth with SCI.

OBJECTIVES:

The objective of this study was to review the National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) adult SCI CDEs for relevance to children and youth with SCI.

SETTING:

International.

METHODS:

The pediatric working group consisted of international members with varied fields of expertise related to pediatric SCI. The group convened biweekly meetings for 6 months in 2015. All of the adult SCI CDEs were reviewed, evaluated and modified/created for four age groups: 0-5 years, 6-12 years, 13-15 years and 16-18 years. Whenever possible, results of published research studies were used to guide recommendations. In the absence of empirical support, grey literature and international content expert consensus were garnered. Existing pediatric NINDS CDEs and new CDEs were developed in areas where adult recommendations were not appropriate. After internal working group review of domain recommendations, these pediatric CDEs were vetted during a public review from November through December 2015.

RESULTS:

Version 1.0 of the pediatric SCI CDEs was posted in February 2016.

CONCLUSION:

The pediatric SCI CDEs are incorporated directly into the NINDS SCI CDE sets and can be found at https://commondataelements.ninds.nih.gov.

PMID:
27845358
DOI:
10.1038/sc.2016.139
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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