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Psychological distress and quality of life after orthopedic trauma an observational study
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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Added: Tue Feb 05 2008