Predicting self-reported recovery one year after major road traffic accident trauma.
Keywords:follow-up studies, traffic crashes, wounds and injuries, outcome assessment, recovery of function, subjective health.
AbstractOBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the self-reported health status of road traffic accident victims and the predictors of self-assessed recovery 1 year after major trauma in a French population. DESIGN: A follow-up study. METHODS: The cohort comprised 276 seriously injured victims of road traffic accidents, aged > 16 years from the Rhône administrative department, France. Victim characteristics at the time of the crash and self-reported health status 1 year after trauma were collected. Predictive factors for self--assessed recovery were examined using a Poisson regression approach. RESULTS: The majority of victims were male (76%)
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