Journal article

Associations between compensable injury, perceived fault and pain and disability 1 year after injury: a registry-based Australian cohort study.

Melita J Giummarra, Katharine S Baker, Liane Ioannou, Stella M Gwini, Stephen J Gibson, Carolyn A Arnold, Jennie Ponsford, Peter Cameron

BMJ Open | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Compensable injury increases the likelihood of having persistent pain after injury. Three-quarters of patients report chronic pain after traumatic injury, which is disabling for about one-third of patients. It is important to understand why these patients report disabling pain, in order to develop targeted preventative interventions. This study examined the experience of pain and disability, and investigated their sequential interrelationships with, catastrophising, kinesiophobia and self-efficacy 1 year after compensable and non-compensable injury. DESIGN: Observational registry-based cohort study. SETTING: Metropolitan Trauma Service in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. PARTICIPA..

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