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Psychological distress and quality of life after orthopedic trauma an observational study

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Location: http://www.cma.ca/multimedia/staticContent/HTML/N0/l2/cjs/vol-51/issue-1/pdf/pg15.pdf

Description: Mohit Bhandari, MD; Jason W. Busse, DC,MSc; Beate P. Hanson, MD,MPH; Pamela Leece, BSc; Olufemi R. Ayeni, MD; Emil H. Schemitsch, MD Can J Surg, Vol. 51, No. 1, February 2008
Conclusion: In a prospective study of 215 patients, 1 in 5 met the threshold for psychological distress. Only ongoing litigation and psychological symptoms were significantly associated with both SF-36 Physical Component and Mental Component summary scores. Future research is necessary to determine whether orthopedic trauma patients would benefit from early screening and intervention to address comorbid psychopathology.

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Author/Contact: Bhandari et al
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Language: English

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