Factors influencing social and health outcomes after motor vehicle crash injury

An inception cohort study protocol

Jagnoor Jagnoor*, Fiona Blyth, Belinda Gabbe, Sarah Derrett, Soufiane Boufous, Michael Dinh, Robert Day, Gregory Button, Mark Gillett, Tony Joseph, Michael Nicholas, Rebecca Ivers, Chris G. Maher, Simon Willcock, Justin Kenardy, Alex Collie, Ian D. Cameron

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Abstract

Background: There is growing evidence that health and social outcomes following motor vehicle crash injury are related to cognitive and emotional responses of the injured individual, as well as relationships between the injured individual and the compensation systems with which they interact. As most of this evidence comes from other states in Australia or overseas, investigation is therefore warranted to identify the key determinants of health and social outcomes following injury in the context of the New South Wales motor accident insurance scheme. Methods/Design. In this inception cohort study, 2400 participants, aged 17 years or more, injured in a motor vehicle crash in New South Wales will be identified though hospital emergency departments, general and physiotherapy practitioners, police records and a government insurance regulator database. Participants will be initially contacted through mail. Baseline interviews will be conducted by telephone within 28 days of the injury and participants will be followed up with interviews at 6, 12 and 24 months post-injury. Health insurance and pharmaceutical prescription data will also be collected. Discussion. The study results will report short and long term health and social outcomes in the study sample. Identification of factors associated with health and social outcomes following injury, including related compensation factors will provide evidence for improved service delivery, post-injury management, and inform policy development and reforms. Trial registration. Australia New Zealand Clinical trial registry identification number - ACTRN12613000889752. Available at: ANZCTR Registered FISH Study.

Original languageEnglish
Article number199
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalBMC Public Health
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes

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