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Predicting recovery from whiplash injury in the primary care setting.
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PMID:  25114995     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: The effect of expectation of recovery on the recovery rate of whiplash patients in the primary care setting is not known.
METHODS: Whiplash patients were assessed in a primary care setting within 1 week of their collision for their expectations of recovery and were re-examined 3 months later for recovery.
RESULTS: Initial expectations of recovery predicted recovery. According to adjusted odds ratios, subjects who expected 'to get better slowly' had a recovery rate that was nearly 1.9 times that of subjects with poor recovery expectations. Subjects who expected 'to get better soon' had a recovery rate that was 2.6 times greater than either of those with poor recovery expectations.
DISCUSSION: In the primary care setting, asking patients with whiplash about their expectations of recovery is a useful predictor of their outcome.
Robert Ferrari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian family physician     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0300-8495     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Fam Physician     Publication Date:  2014 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-08-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326701     Medline TA:  Aust Fam Physician     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  559-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
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