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  1. Outcome after major trauma : 12-month and 18-month follow-up results from the Trauma Recovery Project. Discussion.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Association of Canada. Baltimore, MD, USA, 1998/09/24.

    Background 

    The importance of outcome after major injury has continued to gain attention in light of the ongoing development of sophisticated trauma care systems in the United States.

    The Trauma Recovery Project (TRP) is a large prospective epidemiologic study designed to examine multiple outcomes after major trauma in adults aged 18 years and older, including quality of life, functional outcome, and psychologic sequelae such as depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

    Patient outcomes were assessed at discharge and at 6,12, and 18 months after discharge.

    The specific objectives of the present report are to describe functional outcomes at the 12-month and 18-month follow-ups in the TRP population and to examine the association of putative risk factors with functional outcome.

    Methods 

    Between December 1,1993, and September 1,1996,1,048 eligible trauma patients triaged to four participating trauma center hospitals in the San Diego Regionalized Trauma System were enrolled in the TRP study.

    The admission criteria for patients were as follows :

    • (1) age 18 years or older ;

    • (2) Glasgow Coma Scale score on admission of 12 or greater ;

    • and (3) length of stay greater than 24 hours.

    Functional outcome after trauma was measured before and after injury using the Quality of Well-Being (QWB) Scale, an Index sensitive to the well end of the functioning continuum (0=death, 1.000=optimum functioning). (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Indice gravité, Homme, Epidémiologie, Facteur prédictif, Pronostic, Etude longitudinale, Echelle évaluation

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Severity score, Human, Epidemiology, Predictive factor, Prognosis, Follow up study, Evaluation scale

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    Cote : 99-0318929

    Code Inist : 002B16N. Création : 16/11/1999.