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The Participation and Quality of Life toolkit (Par-QoL)
This tool kit is a resource for professionals working in the field of spinal cord injury to learn about measuring quality of life and social participation. The website provides information about which QoL and participation outcome tools have been used to assess secondary health conditions.

ISNCSCI Algorithm
The International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI) is an examination used to determine the motor and sensory impairment and severity of a spinal cord injury. This site, which is being developed by the Rick Hansen Institute in partnership with the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) and the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS), provides a tool which utilizes the raw test scores determined by performing the exam to electronically score and classify a spinal cord injury using the ISNCSCI (Revised 2011) scoring rules.

National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA)
The National Spinal Cord Injury Association provides active-lifestyle information, peer support and advocacy that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential in all facets of life. The website contains information and resources, along with listings of Association Chapters across the Unites States.

SCI Action Canada
Based at Hamilton, Ontario's McMaster University, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Action Canada brings together researchers, support networks, service groups and community members to advance physical activity among Canadians with spinal cord injuries. The Action Canada website features a SCI Get Fit Toolkit with physical activity guidelines, activities tailored to manual and power wheelchair users, and strategies to overcome physical activity barriers.
Guidelines in PDF format

Spinal Cord Essentials
Spinal Cord Essentials is a collection of approximately 70 handouts aimed to help people manage spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord Essentials covers information about your rehab stay, medical complications, self-care and financial resources.

Institut Rick Hansen
The Rick Hansen Institute is a Canadian-based not-for-profit organization that drives innovation in spinal cord injury (SCI) research and care. It strives to improve the lives of people living with SCI in Canada and around the world.

Paralysed Veterans of America
Clinical practice guidelines provide recommendations for healthcare specialists based on evidence-based research conducted by the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine.

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