May 23, 2022

‘My life matters’: resilience after traumatic spinal cord injury

Senior author Dr. Michelle Meade's research on flourishing after SCI was recently featured on Michigan Health's blog.

According to results published in Rehabilitation Psychology, survivors of spinal cord injury were more likely to flourish if they had people they could count on, the skill to maintain good relationships, and sufficient cognitive capacity. “How we think about ourselves and our health and who we compare ourselves to influence what we think is possible and what steps we are willing to take – these factors are more important than the severity of injury, health complications or money,” said Michelle Meade, Ph.D., senior author of the paper and co-director of the University of Michigan Center for Disability Health and Wellness.

To read the full article, please visit the Michigan Health Blog.