Who can give a pediatric trauma history for children injured in bicycle crashes?

TitleWho can give a pediatric trauma history for children injured in bicycle crashes?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsWinston FK, Posner J, Alpern E, Vivarelli CM, Gallagher PR, Shaw KN, Cnaan A
JournalAnnu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med
Volume44
Pagination459-69
Date Published2000
ISSN1540-0360
KeywordsAbbreviated Injury Scale, Adolescent, Athletic Injuries, Bias (Epidemiology), Bicycling, Child, Child, Preschool, Cohort Studies, Data Collection, Female, Humans, Infant, Male, Medical History Taking, Philadelphia, Prospective Studies, Reproducibility of Results, Trauma Centers
Abstract

Emergency Departments are important sites for injury surveillance but the quality of data collected has not been evaluated. This prospective cohort study assessed the ability of various respondents to provide circumstantial information following pediatric bicyclist trauma. A semi-structured survey tool was administered in the Emergency Department of a Level One Pediatric Trauma Center for 448 child bicyclists. The injured child provided more complete information when compared to witnesses and Emergency Medical Services personnel. No one respondent type provided the complete history. To obtain thorough injury circumstantial information, multiple respondents should be interviewed utilizing a semi-structured questionnaire.

Alternate JournalAnnu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med
PubMed ID11558101