Call for crash victims to participate in study


Monday, 13 February, 2017


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Road crash victims are being recruited for a new injury impact study being carried out by the Recover Injury Research Centre.

Researchers from the University of Queensland are looking to determine why some crash victims recover without any complications, while others have a much longer road to recovery.

“Our past research has shown that certain ways of thinking, feeling or behaving can slow the pace of recovery after a road traffic crash,” said Dr Rachel Elphinston, Recover Senior Research Fellow.

“As we learn more about these experiences, we hope to be able to develop more effective treatments for people who have been injured in road traffic crashes.”

This Recover research study involves completing a number of online questionnaires once a week for six weeks.

Participants may also be invited to participate in a brief interview by telephone.

The study requires people who are between the ages of 18 to 65, have been injured in a road traffic crash in the last three months and have submitted an insurance claim to a motor vehicle insurer.

Interested participants should email research@recover.edu.au or visit recover.edu.au to find out more details.

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