Kessler Foundation in West Orange, NJ is looking for individuals with spinal cord injury/disorder to participate in a new research study! Researchers are evaluating the benefits of a group educational treatment program to improve self-efficacy in people living with spinal cord injury or disorder (SCI/D). Self-efficacy is a person's belief in his or her ability to achieve goals, complete tasks, or solve future problems.

Participation lasts for approximately one year but the treatment sessions are only during the first 6 weeks of the study. You will be contacted by the research team to complete questionnaires over the phone every 8 weeks, 4 separate times through the year.

Once enrolled in the study, you will be randomly assigned to one of three study arms. You will either meet with other study participants with SCI/D in person at Kessler Foundation in West Orange, online, or you will be assigned to a control arm where no sessions take place. 

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You are welcome to sign up if you are at least 18 years of age or older, have a history of spinal cord injury/disorder, are at least 4 weeks post-discharge from an inpatient rehabilitation program, live in the NJ Metro area, and are fluent in written and spoken English. Additional inclusion criteria may apply. 

Participants who complete the study will be compensated up to $250 for their time.

Please contact Ann Kutlik at (973)-243-6876 or at AKutlik@Kesslerfoundation.org or Rachel Byrne at (973) 324-3567 or at RByrne@kesslerfoundation.org for more information.