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|Title||Cannabis effect on spasticity in spinal cord injury.|
|Author(s)||Malec J, Harvey RF, Cayner JJ.|
|Journal, Volume, Issue||Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1982 Mar;63(3):116-8.|
|Major outcome(s)||Decreased spasticity with marijuana use|
|Indication||Spasticity;Spinal cord injury||Abstract|
A study was done to examine the perceived effects of cannabis on spasticity of spinal cord injured persons. Data compiled from 43 questionnaires of spinal cord injured persons suggested the following: 1) spinal cord injured persons reported decreased spasticity with marijuana use; 2) present use of marijuana correlated positively with past use; and 3) the person's reference or peer group contributed significantly to current use. The study suggests the need to examine the relationship between measurable and reported changes in spasticity.
|Participants||43 spinal cord injured persons|
|Type of publication||Medical journal|
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