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Patient Education Programs in SCI

What evidence is there for patient education programs for individuals with SCI?
1. General educational programs may increase knowledge about the specific topics they address within both the rehabilitation and community setting.
What evidence is there for patient education programs on bladder management for individuals with SCI?
1. A variety of bladder education programs are effective in reducing UTI risk in community-dwelling persons with SCI, although limited information exists as to the most effective approaches.
What evidence is there for pressure sore education programs in individuals with SCI?
1. Videophone technology used for in-home pressure sore assessment and care provider educational interactions may improve pressure sores prevention and management.
2. Computer-assisted instruction may be superior to traditional patient education methods for enhancing preventative behaviors for pressure sores.
3. General educational programs may increase knowledge about the specific topics they address within both the rehabilitation and community setting.