Psychological impairment following motor vehicle accidents.

  title={Psychological impairment following motor vehicle accidents.},
  author={Richard A. Bryant and Allison G. Harvey},
  journal={Australian journal of public health},
  volume={19 2},
This study investigated the rate of psychological impairment and stressful life events in survivors of motor vehicle accidents. Fifty-six patients who had been hospitalised because of motor-vehicle-accident-related injuries were reviewed twelve months after the accident. In this sample, 41 per cent of patients reported significant levels of psychological impairment. Patients reporting psychological disturbance were characterised by having more pain, unemployment, substance abuse, avoidance of… CONTINUE READING

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