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Chronic neck pain following car crashes: a population‐based study from Auckland, New Zealand

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Abstract:

Background:  In a setting with a ‘no fault’ universal government‐funded accident compensation system, we undertook a study to (i) estimate the prevalence and predictors of chronic neck pain in car occupants surviving serious injury‐producing crashes and (ii) compare the longer‐term health‐related quality of life of crash survivors with and without neck discomfort.

Keywords: cohort study; health outcomes; motor vehicle crashes; neck pain; prognosis; whiplash‐associated disorders

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1445-5994.2009.02101.x

Affiliations: 1: Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland 2: Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, and 3: The George Institute for International Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Publication date: 2010-10-01

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