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The aim of this project was to develop a methodology to measure the burden of injury in the UK.

Principal investigators and researchers

Swansea:  Ronan Lyons, Sinead Brophy, Ceri Phillips
Surrey: Nicola Christie, Jude Sleney
Nottingham: Denise Kendrick, Lindsay Groome, Carol Coupland
West of England:  Elizabeth Towner

A considerable number of clinicians were also involved with the study at the various sites.

Methodology

A prospective multi-centred longitudinal study with database modelling, including:

  • the development and piloting of instruments;
  • a prospective study of at least 1300 injured people recruited at hospitals in Swansea, Surrey, Bristol and Nottingham
  • data collection including demographic factors, pre-existing illness, quality of life and health service utilization, post-injury quality of life, disability, work limitations and health service utilization collected until return to normal function or at 1, 4 and 12 months post-injury, and measures of injury severity; and
  • derivation of the UK burden of injury from data modelling from injured participants to local, regional and national accident and emergency and in-patient databases and mortality data.

Time frame

October 2004 Mar 2008

Funding source

Department of Health

Papers associated with this study:

Lyons RA, Towner EM, Kendrick D, Christie N, Brophy S, Phillips CJ, Coupland C, Carter R, Groom L, Sleney J, Evans PA, Pallister I, Coffey F. The UK Burden of Injury Study - a protocol.  BMC Public Health 2007; 7:317. (Link)

Macey S, Lyons RA, Phillips C, Brophy S. Comparison of different models to assess the medical costs of injury. Inj Prev 2010:16(Suppl1):A165. (Link)

Lyons RA, Kendrick D, Towner EL, Christie N, Phillips CJ,  Coupland C, Hayes M, Macey S, Brophy S, Carter B, Groom L, Mulvaney C, Sleney J, Smith S, Stewart J, Evans PA, Pallister I, Coffey F. The UK Burden of Injuries Study. Inj Prev 2010:16(Suppl1):A242. (Link)

Kendrick D, Vinogradova Y, Coupland C, Mulvaney CA, Christie N, Lyons RA, Towner EL; on behalf of the UK Burden of Injuries Study Group.  Recovery from injury: the UK Burden of Injury Multicentre Longitudinal Study.  Inj Prev. 2013 Apr 18.

Sleney J, Christie N, Earthy S, Lyons RA, Kendrick D, Towner E.  Improving recovery-Learning from patients' experiences after injury: A qualitative study.  Injury. 2013 Jan 21. doi:pii: S0020-1383(13)00007-7. 10.1016/j.injury.2012.12.025.

Kendrick D, Vinogradova Y, Coupland C, Christie N, Lyons RA, Towner EL; UK Burden of Injuries Study Group.  Getting back to work after injury: the UK Burden of Injury multicentre longitudinal study.  BMC Public Health. 2012 Aug 1;12:584.

Kendrick D, Vinogradova Y, Coupland C, Christie N, Lyons RA, Towner E; UK Burden of Injuries Study Group.  Making a successful return to work: the UK burden of injury multicentre longitudinal study.  Br J Gen Pract. 2012 Feb;62(595):e82-90. doi: 10.3399/bjgp12X625139.

Lyons RA, Kendrick D, Towner EM, Christie N, Macey S, Coupland C, Gabbe BJ; UK Burden of Injuries Study Group. Measuring the population burden of injuries--implications for global and national estimates: a multi-centre prospective UK longitudinal study.  PLoS Med. 2011 Dec;8(12):e1001140. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001140.

Kendrick D, Lyons R, Christie N, Towner E, Benger J, Groom L, Coffey F, Miller P, Murphy R; UK Burden of Injury Study Group.  Recruiting participants for injury studies in emergency departments.  Inj Prev. 2007 April; 13(2): 7577. doi: 10.1136/ip.2006.013730.