The influence of extrinsic and intrinsic risk factors on the probability of sustaining an injury.

@article{Mcleod2003TheIO,
  title={The influence of extrinsic and intrinsic risk factors on the probability of sustaining an injury.},
  author={R Mcleod and Tim Stockwell and Rosanna Rooney and Margaret Stevens and Mike Phillips and George A Jelinek},
  journal={Accident; analysis and prevention},
  year={2003},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={71-80}
}
This study was designed to quantify the relative contributions of extrinsic and intrinsic risk factors to the probability of an injury event. A case-control design was used with data collected from injured patients at an emergency department (n=797) and a community sample matched on area of residence and time of injury (n=797). Principal components analysis was used to develop scales for the measurement of 'intrinsic' risk taking tendencies that were slightly modified versions of previously… CONTINUE READING