Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury

Welcome to the Spinal Cord Injury project site. This project was published in 2007. Highlights of this project include:
  • Target audience of adults.
  • Eight (8) sub-topics with 12 evidence analysis questions. Use the links on the left to access the conclusions.
  • Evidence-based Nutrition Practice Guidelines were published in 2009.
  • Expand the Project Resources section for information on products developed on this topic.
There is no scheduled update for this project.
 
  • Project Resources
    The following resources were developed:
    • Spinal Cord Injury Guideline Presentation - this 67-slide MS PowerPoint presentation includes all the recommendations and ratings of the Spinal Cord Injury Evidence-based Nutrition Practice Guideline. Ideal for you to use for meetings, in-service presentations and classes (not designed for the consumer). Click to order.
       
    • EAL Educator Module on Spinal Cord Injury - this resources is ideal for the busy educator.It incudes Word documents and PowerPoint files with overview and instructions for navigating the EAL; student assignments including case studies and questions for classroom discussion or take-home exam; graduate or advanced assignment on evaluating a research article using the evidence analysis process; grading key for both assignments; access to the EAL for 2 weeks for 30 students.  Click to order.  
       
    • Spinal Cord Injury Toolkit - Implement evidence-based practice and the Academy Nutrition Care Process. This toolkit is designed to assist the registered dietitian in applying the Academy's Spinal Cord Injury Evidence-based Nutrition Practice Guideline. The toolkit includes materials such as interactive sample documentation forms, encounter process instructions, outcomes monitoring forms, case studies and client education resources.  Click to order.    
  • Project Team
    The following individuals contributed their valuable time and expertise to this project:

    Workgroup Members
    • Angela T. Paisosn DiTucci, RD, Chair
    • Vickeri Barton, RD, CD
    • Erin DeDecker, BSc, HBSc, RD
    • Mary Ann Djonne, MEd
    • Yvonne C. Portelli, RD, LD, CDE
    • Melissa M. Shock, PhD, RD
    • Mary C. Strauser Rocca, MEd, RD (resigned 2007)
    Lead Analysts
    • Erica K. Gradwell, MS, RD (resigned 2007)
    • Kyle Thompson, MS< RD, CD, CNSD
    Evidence Analysts
    • Sharon Balters, PhD, RD, LMNT
    • Christopher Taylor, PhD, RD
    • Madelyn L. Wheeler, MS, RD, FADA, CD, CDE
    • Sharon Wojnaroski, MA, RD
    • Megan Wolfe, MS, RD, CDN
    • Jane Ziegler, MS, RD, LDN, CNSD
    Guideline Reviewers
    • Melody N. Chavez, RD
    • Milissa Janisko, RD
    • Ki (Alex) Kim, MD
    • Lisa D. Miller, RD, LD
    • Linda Kautz Osterkamp, PhD, RD, FADA
    • Lindsay Torcasi, RD, LD
    Academy Staff
    • Deborah Cummins, PhD
    • Kari Kren, MPH, RD
    • Joan Schwaba, MS, RD, LDN
    • Eesther F. Myers, PhD, RD
    Financial Contributors
    • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation
    • Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Education Foundation
    • Dietitians in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation DIetetic Practice Group
    • Herbert and Nylda Gemple

    Disclosures of Potential Conflicts of Interest: In the interest of full disclosure, the Academy has adopted the policy of revealing relationships workgroup members have with companies that sell products or services that are relevant to this topic. Workgroup members are required to disclose potential conflicts of interest by completing the Academy Conflict of Interest Form. It should not be assumed that these financial interests will have an adverse impact on the content, but they are noted here to fully inform readers.
    • None of the workgroup members listed above disclosed potential conflicts.