Employment after paraplegia in India: A postal survey

N. Gupta, J. Solomon, K. Raja

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Study design: This study was carried out as a postal survey. Objectives: The aim of this study was to ascertain employment after paraplegia in India. Setting: This study was conducted in India. Methods: The study was conducted by means of a questionnaire. This questionnaire was mailed to the identified individuals (n600) on the addresses obtained from the medical records section of hospitals and from various organisations. Data analysis was carried out by using descriptives. Results: The return rate was 46% (276/600) and the employment rate was 41% (114/276). Among 114 subjects who were employed, 68 (59.6%) were living in centres run by armed force and 46 (40.4%) were living in specialised centres or under the region of non-governmental organisations. Conclusions: Individuals who were employed were living either in centres run by armed force or in specialised centres. None of the individuals living in community was employed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)806-811
Number of pages6
JournalSpinal Cord
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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