Vice Chair Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
This symposium will review the research findings and clinical information regarding the intersection of sex and gender influences on health and function, including recovery and treatment of traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury-related pain, musculoskeletal pain presented in rehabilitation setting, and functional neurological disorders. The opportunities and challenges of assessing sexual orientation and gender identity in research and clinical care will also be discussed. The ultimate goal of this symposium is to help rehabilitation professionals identify potential sex and gender bias in their research and practices and provide culturally sensitive services to the patient populations whom they serve.
Discuss rewards of treating sex as a biological variable in rehabilitation research
Describe the intersection of sex and gender influences on health and function
Discuss how the findings from current sex and gender research can inform health care policy and guide rehabilitation practice