Journal article

A systematic review on the influence of pre-existing disability on sustaining injury

A Yung, JA Haagsma, S Polinder

Accident Analysis & Prevention | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To systematically review studies measuring the influence of pre-existing disability on the risk of sustaining an injury. DESIGN: Systematic review. DATA SOURCES: Electronic databases searched included Medline (Pubmed), ProQuest, Ovid and EMBASE. INCLUSION CRITERIA: Studies (1990-2010) in international peer-reviewed journals were identified with main inclusion criteria being that the study assessed involvement of injury sustained by persons with and without pre-existing disability. METHODS: Studies were collated by design and methods, and evaluation of results. RESULTS: Twenty-two studies met the inclusion criteria of our review. All studies found that persons with disabilities wer..

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