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dc.contributor.authorAitken, Leanneen_US
dc.contributor.authorChaboyer, Wendyen_US
dc.contributor.authorKendall, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorBurmeister, Elizabethen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:22:45Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:22:45Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2013-06-28T02:34:33Z
dc.identifier.issn00225282en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/TA.0b013e318246bfe9en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47172
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: This study explored the relationships between health-related quality of life and postacute factors such as patients' perceived access to information and support, perceptions of illness and ability to provide self-care after traumatic injury. METHODS: Adults (18 years or older) admitted to hospital for Q24 hours for the acute treatment of trauma in two hospitals in Queensland, Australia, were enrolled in a prospective cohort study. Questionnaires completed at hospital discharge and 3 months and 6 months incorporated the following: demographic data; psychological factors (Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire, Information, Autonomy and Support Scale, and Therapeutic Self-Care Scale); and outcome data (medical short form-36). Data on injury and hospital stay were obtained from health care records and the Queensland Trauma Registry. RESULTS: One hundred ninety-four patients with a median Injury Severity Score 9 (interquartile range, 5Y14) were enrolled, with 125 (64%) completing questionnaires at 6 months. More than half the cohort reported symptoms of pain, fatigue, stiff joints, sleep difficulties, and loss of strength. All subscale scores on the short form-36 were below Australian norms 6 months after injury. Predictors of poor physical health included older age, lower extremity injury, and increased perceived consequences of their injuries, whereas predictors of poor mental health included younger age, female gender, and lower perceived control over their environment. CONCLUSIONS: Patients with minor to moderate injury based on anatomic injury scoring systems have ongoing challenges with recovery including problematic symptoms and low quality of life. Interventions aimed toward assisting recovery should not be limited to trauma patients with major injury.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherLippincott Williams and Wilkinsen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1702en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1708en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgeryen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume72en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110399en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111003en_US
dc.titleHealth status after traumatic injuryen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwiferyen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2012 LWW. This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in Journal of Trauma, June 2012 - Volume 72 - Issue 6 - p 1702–1708. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
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