Table 1

Demographic profile of the participants (N = 29)
Characteristics Number Percent
Gender Male 27 93.1
Female 2 6.9
Age Mean ± SD (range) 48.1 ± 12.4 (26–77)
Age at injury Mean ± SD (range) 30.7 ± 16.3 (14–69)
Duration of disability Mean ± SD (range) 16.9 ± 9.9 (4–36)
Level of injury C1 2 6.9
C3 6 20.7
C4 10 34.5
C5 6 20.7
C6 3 10.3
Unknown 2 6.9
Type of injury Complete 17 58.6
Incomplete 12 41.4
Cause of injury Road traffic accident 15 51.7
Sporting accident 9 31.0
Fall 3 10.3
Other accident 2 6.9
Employment at the time of onset Employed 14 48.3
 Returned to the same job 0
Student 13 44.8
 Returned to the same school 7
Retired 2 6.9
Employment at the time of interview Employed 10 34.5
Unemployed 19 65.5
Marital status Married 10 34.5
Single (never married) 17 58.6
Divorced 2 6.9
Household composition With any family members 22 75.9
Lives alone 7 24.1
Main caregiver Family members 18 62.1
 Spouse 9
 Mother 6
 Father 2
 Siblings 1
Paid caregivers 11 37.9
Receiving any kind of pension Yes 26 89.7
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