Participate in Studies on Mobility Scooter Use and Spinal Cord Injuries

Do you use a mobility scooter?
At the GF Strong Research Centre Dr. Ben Mortenson and his research team are conducting a study on the reliability of several new measures and tools related to scooter use. This study involves answering questions about your scooter use and daily life as well as completing a scooter mobility test. From the information gathered from this study they hope to conduct larger intervention studies on how training programs can help increase community participation.
(You must be over 19 years of age and have owned your scooter for at least 3 months. You must also have the ability to read, write and speak English.)

Have you had a spinal cord injury (SCI)?
Another study they are conducting involves comparing differences in mobility and social participation among those ageing with SCIs and those who sustain a SCI later in life. This study involves completing a series of questionnaires and an interview.
(You must be 55 years of age or older and have had a spinal cord injury before the age of 30 OR 55 years of age or older and sustained a spinal cord injury at least two years ago and after the age of 50.)

Both studies require two visits and a stipend will provided for each visit. The studies can be done at the GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre OR Blusson Spinal Cord Centre. If you are interested in either of these studies please contact Mary-Ellen Johnson at or call 604-714-4108