Derivation of a clinical prediction rule to identify both chronic moderate/severe disability and full recovery following whiplash injury.

@article{Ritchie2013DerivationOA,
  title={Derivation of a clinical prediction rule to identify both chronic moderate/severe disability and full recovery following whiplash injury.},
  author={Carrie Ritchie and Joan Katherine Hendrikz and Justin A Kenardy and Michele Sterling},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2013},
  volume={154 10},
  pages={2198-206}
}
Recovery following a whiplash injury is varied: approximately 50% of individuals fully recover, 25% develop persistent moderate/severe pain and disability, and 25% experience milder levels of disability. Identification of individuals likely to develop moderate/severe disability or to fully recover may help direct therapeutic resources and optimise treatment. A clinical prediction rule (CPR) is a research-generated tool used to predict outcomes such as likelihood of developing moderate/severe… CONTINUE READING