PSYCHOSOCIAL SEQUELAE OF MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISIONS: A FOLLOW-UP STUDY

One-hundred-and-forty-nine motor vehicle collision trauma victims were interviewed one year after discharge from a Regional Trauma Unit. Follow-up data indicated major post-trauma problems such as depression, anxiety, family stress, financial problems and driving fears. Almost 40% reported drinking driving after the crash with a greater proportion of alcohol (blood alcohol content) positive drivers engaging in drinking driving than blood alcohol content negative drivers. Notably, almost 16% of the blood alcohol content positive and 13% of the blood alcohol content negative reported involvement in another crash in the year since discharge.

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    Elsevier

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  • Authors:
    • Vingilis, Evelyn
    • LARKIN, E
    • Stoduto, G
    • Parkinson-Heyes, A
    • McLellan, B
  • Publication Date: 1996-9

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00728742
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-042 357
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1996 12:00AM