What are the recovery challenges faced by people following a road traffic crash.

The Recover Injury Research Centre is conducting an online Injury Impact Study with the aim to better understand the recovery challenges encountered by people after a road traffic crash.

The Recover study is being led by University of Queensland research fellow and clinical psychologist, Dr Rachel Elphinston, who has an interest in injury, pain and disability. “When people are injured in a road traffic crash, some recover without complication while others recover more slowly,” she said. “The results of this study should tell us more about why some people experience more complications than others during the course of their 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.  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”.

The study requires people between the ages of 18 to 65, who have been injured in a road traffic crash in the last three months and have submitted an insurance claim to a motor vehicle insurer.  The 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. Participants will receive a $25 gift card each week that they complete an online questionnaire.  The total value of the gift vouchers will be $150 if participants complete all six surveys.

For more information visit: www.research@recover.edu.au