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The mission of the Veterans Research and Education Foundation of St. Louis is to improve the health and well-being of Veterans through research and education conducted within the VA St. Louis Health Care System.

Exoskeletal-Assisted Walking in Persons with SCI: Impact on Quality of Life

The primary objective of the Exoskeletal-Assisted Walking in Persons with SCI study is to demonstrate that Veterans with chronic Spinal Cord Injuries over 6 months in duration who are primary wheelchair users as their standard of care plus use of an exoskeletal-assisted walking device in their home and community will have clinically meaningful net improvements in the MCS/VR-36 and in patient-reported outcomes for the SCI Quality of Life bladder, bowel, and pain item banks compared with those who use only standard of care, or their wheelchair only.

PI: Katherine Stenson

Study Coordinator: Stephanie Hendrick

This study is currently enrolling. To learn more about CSP #2003 and how you can join contact our research office at (314) 289-7690.