Functional Outcomes for Older Adults Injured in a Crash

This project explored long-term health and quality-of-life implications of crashes among older and middle-age motor vehicle occupants in Connecticut and Indiana. Analysts compared outcomes of a sample of older (65+) injured occupants with those of a sample of similarly involved yet uninjured older occupants in Connecticut. The results, as measured by the eight SF-36 Health Survey scales, indicated that the injured had substantial health decrements approximately two years following the crash. Analyses of cases from Indiana included older (65+) injured occupants as well as middle-age (40-55) injured occupants. Both groups showed continuing health decrements approximately 15 months following the crash, particularly among occupants whose injuries required hospitalization. Although older and middle-age injured occupants showed similar physical effects, the middle-age group showed greater quality-of-life decrements.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 19p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01605543
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 812 288
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-05-D-00047
  • Created Date: Jul 11 2016 10:23AM