Prediction Of Outcome Following Whiplash Injury: A Multicentre International Prospective Study (2005–2009)

Abstract:
The main aim of this study is to validate a set of biological and psychological prognostic indicators of outcome following whiplash injury that we have previously identified in a single centre prospective cohort. Validation will be in the context of a large multicentre international cohort. This will allow stakeholders involved in whiplash such as health care and insurance providers to predict with confidence both those persons at risk of developing chronic symptoms as well as those with a good chance of full recovery. Furthermore the validation of the predictive capacity of these indicators will, for the first time, provide predictive markers that are amenable to specific early multiprofessional treatment interventions.
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Researchers:
  • Professor and Whiplash Program
    RECOVER Injury Research Centre
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Emeritus Professor
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Professor
    School of Psychology
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Professor - CBEH
    Centre for the Business and Economics of Health
    Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
    Affiliate Professor
    UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Funded by:
Australian Research Council