August 23, 2021

Kayvan Najarian Publishes in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Although sleep difficulties are common following spinal cord injury (SCI), little is known about how day-to-day fluctuations in sleep quality affects health-related qualify of life (HRQOL) among these individuals. The researchers examined the effect of sleep quality on same-day HRQOL using ecological momentary assessment methods over a 7-day period in "Daily variation in sleep quality is associated with health-related qualify of life in people with spinal cord injury."

Conclusions include findings that highlight the important association between sleep and HRQOL for people with SCI. Future work targeting sleep quality improvement may have positive downstream effects for improving HRQOL in people with SCI.  Well done, Kayvan!

Kayvan Najarian, PhD

Professor, Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Professor, Emergency Medicine
Professor, Electrical Engineering