Online Group Psychological Health Promotion Program
for Women with Spinal Cord Injury
The Spinal Cord Injury and Disability Research Center (SCIDR) at TIRR Memorial Hermann is recruiting for a study to test a psychological health promotion program for women with spinal cord injury (SCI).
The 10-week group program, Zest: A Psychological Health Promotion Program for Women with SCI, or simply Zest, is delivered in the online virtual world of Second Life. Eligible participants will be randomized (like flipping a coin) to either the Zest program or a control group. All participants will complete online assessments at three time points. Participants will receive a small payment for their time.
You may be eligible if you:
· Are a woman at least 18 years of age;
· Have had a traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) and are a least one year post injury;
· Have access to a computer with high speed internet connection;
· Are able to use a computer and communicate in online group conversations in English
For more information, contact us by email: Zest@memorialhermann.org or by phone: 713.797.7572.
The study is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). The study is being conducted through TIRR-Memorial Hermann’s Spinal Cord Injury and Disability Research Center in Houston, Texas by investigators affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, and the University of Montana.