Research Study Recruitment

Are you interested in learning how to change a tire ... check your motors, seating functions, and electrical connections ... identify loose or damanged spokes ... clean your casters ... and other wheelchair maintenance?

Participants will be compensated for their participation in this study.

Project description: We are conducting this research to determine the effect of a wheelchair maintenance training program on outcomes in persons with spinal cord injury.

We will be asking people to attend 2 group training sessions. The training sessions will last approximately 120 minutes each. We will also be asking people to complete a series of questionnaires. These questionnaires will be completed four times during the year following enrollment in the study.

Eligibility: You may be eligible to participate in this research study if you:

  • Are 18-75 years old
  • Have a non-progressive spinal cord injury
  • Use a manual or power wheelchair as your primary means of mobility


To learn more about the study, please contact the study investigators at 412-822-3700.

University of Pittsburgh Model Center on Spinal Cord Injury
Principal Investigator: Michael Boninger, MD