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Older people and major trauma

Older people and major trauma
Older people and major trauma
Major traumatic injury is a leading cause of death in younger age groups, but increasingly older people are affected also. Adverse outcomes, both physical and psychological, are associated with injury in the older population. This review aims to locate and describe the evidence relating to older people and major trauma in order to inform policy, practice, research and education. The published research and systematic reviews fall into three main topics: mechanism of traumatic injury in older people, the effects of co-morbidities on older trauma patients and outcomes following serious traumatic injury in older people. The psychological impact of traumatic injury and the resulting functional alteration cannot be underestimated in this group of patients
0959-2598
77-85
Cole, Elaine
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Lynch, Antonia
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Bridges, Jackie
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West, Anita
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Cole, Elaine
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Lynch, Antonia
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Bridges, Jackie
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West, Anita
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Cole, Elaine, Lynch, Antonia, Bridges, Jackie and West, Anita (2009) Older people and major trauma. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 19 (2), 77-85. (doi:10.1017/S0959259809990177).

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Major traumatic injury is a leading cause of death in younger age groups, but increasingly older people are affected also. Adverse outcomes, both physical and psychological, are associated with injury in the older population. This review aims to locate and describe the evidence relating to older people and major trauma in order to inform policy, practice, research and education. The published research and systematic reviews fall into three main topics: mechanism of traumatic injury in older people, the effects of co-morbidities on older trauma patients and outcomes following serious traumatic injury in older people. The psychological impact of traumatic injury and the resulting functional alteration cannot be underestimated in this group of patients

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Published date: 2009

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Local EPrints ID: 175629
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/175629
ISSN: 0959-2598
PURE UUID: 621cf254-22d0-42a1-9303-2877980fc435

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Date deposited: 25 Feb 2011 09:42
Last modified: 16 Jul 2019 23:46

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Author: Elaine Cole
Author: Antonia Lynch
Author: Jackie Bridges
Author: Anita West

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