- Developed to measure coping after a sudden onset SCI
- Made up of three domains:
1) Acceptance of Injury
2) Social Reliance
3) Fighting Spirit
- The acceptance domain measures the extent of reevaluation of life values, fighting spirit domain measures efforts to behave independently, and the social reliance domain measures the tendency towards dependent behaviour.
- The results of the SCL CSQ are to be used to advise clinicians about specific coping mechanisms of acceptance, fighting spirit and social reliance. Coping strategies have been shown to be associated with emotional well-being. The SCL CSQ is a measure to assess coping efforts, rather than the outcomes of coping which is more typically measured, and may be a more pertinent tool to assess emotional well-being.
- The scale was originally developed for the SCI population.
- The SCL CSQ can be completed online, over the telephone or in person. It is short and simple to complete, and represents no significant burden to the respondent. The scale is simple to administer and score.
Body Function ▶ General Functions