BICYCLE ACCIDENTS BY OLD PEOPLE AND THE LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES

FIETSONGEVALLEN BIJ 50-PLUSSERS EN DE LANGE TERMIJN GEVOLGEN

This study reports the results of a survey about the causes and long-term consequences in patients of 50 years-of-age and older (N=329) who attended the emergency ward at the University Hospital Groningen for treatment of their injuries due to bicycle accidents. Female predominance was observed across all age levels. The majority (28.6%) of the injuries was located at the upper limbs, followed by the head/face (25.8%). It was shown that with increasing age the percentage clinical treatment (hospital stay) also raised, indicating that older persons had more severe injuries than people in younger age groups. The long-term financial consequences of indirect medical costs were on the average 2600 Dutch guilder per patient. 2 years after the accident about 28% of the patients had still psychological problems. For the covering abstract of the report see IRRD 877138.

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    Academisch Ziekenhuis Groningen

    P.O. Box 30001
    Groningen,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Kingma, J
    • DUURSMA, N
  • Publication Date: 1995-10

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 23-34
  • Serial:
    • FIETSONGEVALLEN
    • Issue Number: RESEARCH REPORT #950
    • Publisher: Academisch Ziekenhuis Groningen

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00722988
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • ISBN: 90-75191-08-1
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 26 1996 12:00AM