Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2012 , Vol 58 , Num 1

Autonomic Standards Assessment Form for Spinal Cord Injuries

Berrin Gündüz 1
1 İstanbul Fiziksel Tedavi Rehabilitasyon Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye DOI : 10.4274/tftr.40222

International Standards for the Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury are defined to document impairments in sensory and motor functions in patients with spinal cord injury. Since autonomic dysfunctions are also common in these patients, Autonomic Standards Assessment Form is developed to define the autonomic functions and it is recommended to be completed in all patients as a part of the clinical evaluation. The aim of this report was to present the Autonomic Standards Assessment Form. 

Keywords : Spinal cord injuries; autonomic dysfunction; autonomic standards assessment form