Journal article

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

Abstract

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