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Background and Objectives: Patients with spinal cord injury commonly have the problem with restriction of body movement, this affects patients’s quality of life in many aspects especially the career aspect. The objectives of this study were to study the prevalence of social-media related working in patients with spinal cord injury and the related factors of social media that affect the employment status.
Methods: This study was a cross-sectional descriptive study.
Participants included spinal cord injury patients who was treated and followed up in rehabilitation department, Srinagarind hospital, Khon Kaen University between October 2020 - September 2021.
The data were collected from medical records of patients and interview; which consist of demographic data of participants and relative factors of social media that affect to employment status; statistical relationship was analyzed by using univariate regression analysis, the factors that have p value less than or equal 0.2 will be further analyzed by multivariate regression analysis.
Results: A total of 90 spinal cord injury patients were enrolled in this study. There were 18 patients (20 %) who had social media-related work, most of relating social media work were online merchants (77.8%). Having their own personal computer give them a chance of being employed 6.2-fold higher than those without (p=0.029; 95%CI, 1.2-32.24).
Conclusion: The prevalence of social media work-related in patients with spinal cord injury is 20% in this study. The related factor for employment status is having their own personal computer for access the social media.
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