1005 Risk Screening in the ED After Injury

Study Description


1005 Risk Screening in the ED After Injury


This project aimed to refine and validate a screening protocol practical and feasible for use in the Emergency Department or during acute hospitalization, to aid health care providers in assessing risk of post-traumatic psychological sequelae in injured children and their parents.

The study addressed the following research questions:

  1. Is it feasible to screen injured children and their parents for risk factors for PTSD during acute care?
  2. Does the proposed screening tool predict which children will go on to develop symptoms of PTSD, when it is administered by ED clinicians?
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 2 Institution

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania

Exclusion criteria

Cognitive limitations or English-language skills preclude participation in study procedures. OR Child with suspected non-accidental, abuse-related injuries (defined as the presence of a SCAN referral) or injuries due to intentional, violent acts (e.g., assault).

Inclusion criteria

Children age 8 - 17 presenting at the Emergency Department (ED) for treatment of unintentional injury.


2003 - 2004
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