Trajectories in the Course of Body Mass Index After Spinal Cord Injury. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation

S. de Groot, M.W. Post, T. Hoekstra, L.J. Valent, W.X Faber, L.H. van der Woude

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Objective To identify different trajectories of the course of body mass index (BMI) after spinal cord injury (SCI) and to study whether other cardiovascular risk factors (blood pressure, lipid profile) follow the same trajectories. Design Multicenter prospective cohort study with measurements at the start of active rehabilitation, after 3 months, at discharge, and 1 and 5 years after discharge. Setting Rehabilitation centers. Participants Persons with a recent SCI (N=204). Interventions Not applicable. Main Outcome Measure BMI trajectories. Results Three BMI trajectories were identified: (1) a favorable stable BMI during and after rehabilitation (±22-23kg/m
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1083-1092
JournalArchives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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