Study: Energy Needs Following Spinal Cord Injuries

Nutrition & Weight Gain after Spinal Cord Injury

Participant Requirements
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Currently admitted to an inpatient SCI rehabilitation program
  • Must be willing to complete surveys, wear a wrist-based activity monitor and give a small blood sample
  • Consent for us to collect data on your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, resting metabolic rate and waist circumference
What This Study Is About

The purpose of this study is to investigate energy needs after spinal cord injury (SCI) and learn how people’s surroundings affect activity levels and weight over the first year following a SCI. We are enrolling 60 individuals who have had a non-traumatic or traumatic SCI and collecting data based on the foods they eat, their kitchen environment and physical measurements. Our researchers will collect data three times over a 12-month period: just before discharge, at six months and again at one year.

 What You Would Do

You will complete surveys, wear an activity monitor and allow us to collect physical measurement data three times over the course of 12 months.


To Join this Study

Contact Katherine Froehlich-Grobe
469.844.8730 | [email protected]