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Prospective Outcomes of Injury Study: 10 years on (POIS-10)

62 months
Approved budget:
Professor Sarah Derrett
Health issue:
Injury (intentional and unintentional)
Proposal type:
Lay summary
In New Zealand (NZ), injuries are prevalent, costly, and burdensome – causing 34% of disability. Our earlier Prospective Outcomes of Injury Study (POIS) investigated outcomes to 24 months post-injury; few studies have investigated outcomes beyond 24 months. Ten years on, POIS-10 provides a unique opportunity to: 1) investigate a range of disability, health and wellbeing outcomes to 12-years post-injury, and 2) identify factors predicting such outcomes. POIS-10 will invite 2121 people (including 358 Māori) who completed a 24-month POIS interview; anticipating 75% participation (n=1591). POIS-10 data will be collected via in-depth interviews, and linked ACC and health administrative e-data. POIS-10 will result in benefits for injured people, including Māori, through increased understanding of mechanisms to improve long-term post-injury outcomes. Benefits of POIS-10 are enhanced by our partnership with ACC and expert advisors in development of an early care prediction tool (INJECT), informing the implementation of effective interventions to improve outcomes.