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"This study will recognize and help with physical and emotional post-injury concerns."
Age: 18 and older
Healthy Volunteers: No
Keywords: trauma
Type: Behavioral study
40 Participants
You have suffered a traumatic injury. After a traumatic injury, some people may have difficulty returning to their every day activities. They may experience physical and emotional pain.

This study will recognize and help with physical and emotional post-injury concerns. The study team hopes to enhance treatment. We also want to try to prevent unnecessary hospital and emergency room visits.
This study requires

If you decide to take part in this study, you will either: - receive a new experimental care management intervention aimed at improving your physical and emotional well-being, or - receive the standard care offered at the hospital.

If you enroll in the study you will be asked a series of questions. We will ask about your post-injury concerns, physical and emotional symptoms, functioning, and health services use.

If you enroll in the study and are assigned to receive the “new care management intervention”, as a study participant you will: - Have your nurse informed of any distress you may be experiencing. - Work with study staff who will try to visit you during your current hospital/emergency department stay. They will check how things are going and address any physical or emotional concerns you may have after your injury. - Have continuous communication with the study staff up to 6 months after your injury hospitalization. - Be linked to primary care and community providers that you may or may not have seen before the injury.

If you enroll in the study and are assigned to receive the “usual care”, as a study participant you will: - Receive enhanced usual care provided during and after a traumatic injury. This includes having your nurse notified of distress you may be experiencing.

Who can participate

Inclusion criteria:

  • Patient currently admitted to inpatient/emergency department for a traumatic injury

Exclusion criteria:

  • Non-English speaking
  • Self-inflicted injury
  • Actively psychotic
  • Incarcerated or in custody
  • Less than 35 on PTSD Checklist
  • Less than 3 items on PTSD medical record screen
  • Less than 2 pieces of contact information
Benefits and risks of participating

We can promise no benefits to you from participating in this research.


Your physician will review all the risks of this study with you.
You will receive $30 for completing the 3-month interview. You will receive $35 for completing the 6-month interview. You will receive $50 for completing the 12-month follow-up interview.
Study duration and period
We expect that you will be in this research study for 1 year. You will be contacted by the study team to complete a 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month follow-up assessment.
Recruitment period
From May 8, 2015 to Nov. 26, 2018
University of California Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95817
Clinical Trials Office
Research Topic
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression
  • Alcohol-Related Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Quality of Life
  • Pain
  • Wounds and Injury
  • Brain Injuries
  • Chronic Disease

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