Prior Trauma and Psychiatric History as Risk Factors for Intentional and Unintentional Injury in Australia
Meaghan L O'Donnell, Mark Creamer, Peter Elliott, Richard Bilant, Alexander McFarlane, Derrick Silove
JOURNAL OF TRAUMA-INJURY INFECTION AND CRITICAL CARE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2009
BACKGROUND: Preliminary evidence suggests that injury survivors are at increased risk for having experienced traumatic events before their injury or having a lifetime psychiatric history. We aimed to extend the previous research by examining in the same sample whether trauma history or lifetime psychiatric history represented risk pathways to injury for intentional or unintentional injury survivors. We also aimed to describe the co-occurrence between trauma history and psychiatric history in unintentionally injured survivors. METHODS: In this multisited study, randomly selected injury survivors admitted to five trauma services in three states of Australia (April 2004 to February 2006) comple..View full abstract
Awarded by Victorian Trauma Foundation
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Australian Clinical Research
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Program
Supported by the Victorian Trauma Foundation. grant #V-11. a National Health and Medical Research Council Australian Clinical Research Fellowship (359284) and a National Health and Medical Research Council Program Grant (300304).