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Table 4 Views of community living individuals with traumatic spinal cord injury about self-management program delivery

From: Views of people with traumatic spinal cord injury about the components of self-management programs and program delivery: a Canadian pilot study

Component N= 99
n (%)
Mode of delivery  
Internet-based 39 (39.4)
A series of DVDs 7 (7.1)
In person, in the community 30 (30.3)
Other (telehealth system, brochure, by telephone, etc.) 23 (23.2)
Format  
One-on-one (i.e., one facilitator to one client) 29 (29.3)
Individually (e.g., the client views a webinar individually) 22 (22.2)
In a group setting with other individuals with traumatic spinal cord injury 10 (10.1)
In a group setting with other individuals with traumatic spinal cord injury together with their caregivers 9 (9.1)
In a group setting with other individuals with traumatic spinal cord injury together with their caregivers, but with opportunities for separate discussions 21 (21.2)
Other 8 (8.1)
Construction of program components  
Similar age (=yes) 40 (40.4)
Same gender (=yes) 29 (29.3)
Similar level of injury (=yes) 74 (74.7)
Individuals with non-traumatic SCI (=yes) 26 (26.3)
Individuals in a wheelchair (=yes) 28 (28.3)
Other (=yes) 16 (16.2)
Timing  
During the acute care period 7 (7.1)
During the rehabilitation period 42 (42.4)
During the transition from rehabilitation to the community 29 (29.3)
Once accustomed to living in the community 11 (11.1)
Other 10 (10.1)
Need for follow-up sessions or program  
Yes 88 (88.9)
No/Don’t know 11 (11.1)
Follow-up periods***  
Meet again as a group 1 or 2 years after 18 (18.2)
Regular contact with an individual(s) from the group 25 (25.3)
Regular contact with a health care professional 31 (31.3)
Other 16 (16.2)
Program leaders  
Health care professional (e.g., nurse, rehabilitation specialist) 38 (38.4)
Individual(s) who has/have a traumatic spinal cord injury 19 (19.2)
Combination of any of the choices above 38 (38.4)
Other (e.g., non-health care professionals, individual(s) who has/have a neurological conditions) 4 (4.0)
Program organizers  
Family physician 3 (3.0)
Physiatrist 3 (3.0)
Case manager 4 (4.0)
Staff in the acute care team 1 (1.0)
Staff in the rehabilitation team 37 (37.4)
An organization such as the Canadian Paraplegic Association 41 (41.4)
Staff in the home care team 2 (2.0)
Other 8 (8.1)
  1. ***Based on 90 participants.