1004 VIP Dataset I

Study Description


1004 VIP Dataset I


Joel Fein and Nancy Kassam-Adams


This hospital-based Violence Intervention Project (VIP) screened youth in Emergency Departments (EDs) for violent injury, and provided rapid on-site assessment and referral to a range of community-based services for youth within certain postal codes. After ED screening, further evaluation by telephone was attempted at 2 weeks, 2 months, 6 months, and 1 year. An additional set of questions, both on initial enrollment and follow-up telephone calls, assessed symptoms of acute stress disorder (ASD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in these patients. Data included here are for youth age 8 - 18.

PACT/R Dataset Number


Principal Investigator / Dataset Creator

Joel Fein

Principal Investigator / Dataset Creator 2

Nancy Kassam-Adams

Study language


Number of assessment points


PI Institution

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania

PI 2 Institution

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania

Inclusion criteria

Children and youth age 8 - 18 years treated in the Emergency Department for injury resulting from interpersonal violence. Must live within specified postal codes (urban area surrounding the hospital). (Young adults to age 24 were included in project, but data for those 19 and older is not included in this dataset)

Exclusion criteria

Injured by parent / caretaker or intimate partner. Residence outside study-specified postal codes.


1999 - 2000
Geographical Coverage Description

United States


Grant Number
Ambulatory Pediatric Association (no number)

Funded by a small grant from the Ambulatory Pediatric Association


Analysis Unit
Analysis Unit

Child exposed to an index potentially traumatic event