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This study evaluates the three, six, and twelve month patient reported outcomes of people admitted two trauma centres in western Canada over a four month period. Participants are evaluated using the Trauma Outcome Profile and a custom survey instrument.
This study intends to assess patient reported outcomes following discharge from trauma services at the Foothills Medical Centre (FMC) and Vancouver General Hospital (VGH). We will survey participants with pen-and-paper surveys at three, six and twelve months following discharge from hospital. The survey instrument being used is the Trauma Outcomes Profile, which has been previously validated in this population, supplemented by a supplemental survey to help further describe resources this population has access to in their recovery. The results of these surveys will be compared with pre-injury health status, injury types, mechanisms, and discharge medications and treatments. We anticipate enrolling 500 participants starting in October 2016. At the conclusion of the study we will have a better understanding of patient reported functional outcomes after trauma and will be better positioned to design trauma rehabilitation systems to service this population.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Wounds and Injuries
Foothills Medical Centre
University of Calgary
Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-09-21T20:23:22-0400
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