1010 Traumatic Stress in Children Following Accidents

Study Description

Title

1010 Traumatic Stress in Children Following Accidents

Creator

Justin Kenardy

Abstract

A total of 151 children (53 females and 98 males) aged between 7 and 16 and their parents participated in the study. These children had been admitted to hospital as a result of injury sustained in an accident, and had been in hospital for a period of at least 24 hours. The parents and children completed a number of questionnaires assessing both global and post-traumatic distress at 2 weeks, 4-6 weeks and 6 months post-trauma. Heart rate at admission and at 24 hours was also measured. Seventy-three children and their parents also participated in a 2-year follow-up assessment.

PACT/R Dataset Number

1010

Principal Investigator / Dataset Creator

Justin Kenardy

Number of assessment points

4

Study language

English

PI Institution

University of Queensland

Inclusion criteria

Child age 7 - 16 years with accidental injury Children must have been in hospital for at least 24 hours. Both child and parent must be fluent in English.

Exclusion criteria

Injuries that resulted in a Glasgow Coma Scale rating of 13 or lower History of hospitalisation in the last 12 months Current injury a result of child abuse

Coverage

Date
2000 - 2004
Geographical Coverage Description

Australia

Country
AU

Funding

Description

Australia National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Data

Analysis Unit
Individual
Analysis Unit

Child exposed to an index potentially traumatic event