Table 1

Participants’ demographic characteristics at baseline (n=7)

Age, years, mean (range)/median51 (33–62)/54
Gender, men/women, n5/2
Civil status, living together/single, n1/6
Children, yes/no, n5/2
 Children living at home, yes/no/partly, n2/2/1
Born in Sweden, yes/no, n6/1
Cause of injury, traumatic/non-traumatic, n4/3
Severity of SCI neurology, n
 C1-C8 AIS A, B or C1
 T1-S5 AIS A, B or C4
 AIS D any level2
Impairment type, tetraplegia/paraplegia, n3/4
Time since injury, n*
 1–90 days0
 90–180 days4
 180–364 days2
Level of education, elementary school/upper secondary school/university, n1/4/2
Occupational status prior to SCI, permanent employment/temporary employment/unemployed, n6/1/0
Type of occupation prior to SCI, sedentary/manual labour, n4/3
SOC-13, mean (range)/median (q1, q3)65 (55–75)/70 (56, 74)
  • *At start of intervention, divided according to time limits in the rehabilitation chain in Sweden.

  • AIS, American Association Impact Scale; SCI, spinal cord injury; SOC-13, 13 item Sense of Coherence Scale.