Journal article

Financial and recovery worry one year after traumatic injury: A prognostic, registry-based cohort study

L Ioannou, PA Cameron, SJ Gibson, J Ponsford, PA Jennings, N Georgiou-Karistianis, MJ Giummarra

INJURY-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE CARE OF THE INJURED | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Levels of stress post-injury, especially after compensable injury, are known to be associated with worse long-term recovery. It is therefore important to identify how, and in whom, worry and stress manifest post-injury. This study aimed to identify demographic, injury, and compensation factors associated with worry about financial and recovery outcomes 12 months after traumatic injury. METHODS: Participants (n = 433) were recruited from the Victorian Orthopaedic Trauma Outcomes Registry and Victorian State Trauma Registry after admission to a major trauma hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Participants completed questionnaires about pain, compensation experience and psychological ..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant


Awarded by National Health & Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowship


Awarded by Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award


Awarded by NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant (LP120200033) in collaboration with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), and a Platform Access Grant from Monash University. MJG was supported by a National Health & Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowship (APP1036124) and Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DE170100726) and PC by a NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship (APP545926). The VSTR is a Department of Health and Human Services, State Government of Victoria and TAC funded project. The Victorian State Trauma Outcome Registry and Monitoring (VSTORM) group is thanked for the provision of VSTR data. VOTOR is funded by the TAC via the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR). We acknowledge the contribution of Melissa Hart and Mimi Morgan for recruitment; Susan McLellan, Behrooz Hassani-Mahmooei and David Atwood for data linkage and extraction; and Katharine Baker, Amy Allen, Jessica Frisina and Samantha Finan for data collection.