1008 ED Injury Info Study

Study Description


1008 ED Injury Info Study


This study was conceived as a prospective randomized trial to evaluate the efficacy of secondary prevention messages conveyed in printed informational materials (handouts and workbooks) for children and parents after pediatric injury treated in the Emergency Department. Children (age 8 - 17 years) and their parents received 1 of 5 randomly assigned workbook sections (each addressing a different key theme). No differences were observed between groups for parent/child knowledge and beliefs about posttraumatic stress and adaptive coping, nor in child posttraumatic stress symptoms. Thus data from all groups were combined for additional analyses of prospective PTS outcomes , coping measures, etc.

PACT/R Dataset Number


Principal Investigator / Dataset Creator

Flaura Winston

Principal Investigator / Dataset Creator 2

Nancy Kassam=Adams

Number of assessment points


Study language


PI Institution

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania

PI 2 Institution

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania

Exclusion criteria

-- Children with suspected non-accidental, abuse-related injuries or injuries due to intentional, violent acts (e.g. assault) -- Children and parents who cannot understand spoken English well enough to read the intervention materials and complete the interview process with reasonable accuracy

Inclusion criteria

Children age 8 - 17 years treated in the Emergency Department for unintentional injury


2005 - 2006
Geographical Coverage Description

United States


Grant Number

Targeted Issues Grant from the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program of the US Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) / Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)


Analysis Unit
Analysis Unit

Child exposed to an index potentially traumatic event