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Adolescent trauma: Motor vehicle crashes while under the influence

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Date Issued:
1997
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The purpose of this study was to identify and describe the outcome of adolescent trauma victims with positive toxicology screening who were involved in motor vehicle crashes. This was a retrospective study conducted at an urban Level I trauma center. A sample of 134 subjects with positive toxicology screen, ages 15 to 25, for the period January 1993 to December 1996, were included in the study. Outcome, sex, age, injury severity score, length of stay, and hospital cost were analyzed by multiple regression. A significant relationship between sex, age, injury severity, length of stay, and hospital cost was established (p $<$.0001). Subsequently, Spearman's correlation analysis revealed a significant relationship between outcome, injury severity, discharge, and hospital cost (p $<$.05).
Title: Adolescent trauma: Motor vehicle crashes while under the influence.
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Name(s): Davis, Nora Beatrice.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Hayes, Janice S., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1997
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 63 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The purpose of this study was to identify and describe the outcome of adolescent trauma victims with positive toxicology screening who were involved in motor vehicle crashes. This was a retrospective study conducted at an urban Level I trauma center. A sample of 134 subjects with positive toxicology screen, ages 15 to 25, for the period January 1993 to December 1996, were included in the study. Outcome, sex, age, injury severity score, length of stay, and hospital cost were analyzed by multiple regression. A significant relationship between sex, age, injury severity, length of stay, and hospital cost was established (p $<$.0001). Subsequently, Spearman's correlation analysis revealed a significant relationship between outcome, injury severity, discharge, and hospital cost (p $<$.05).
Identifier: 9780591622386 (isbn), 15486 (digitool), FADT15486 (IID), fau:12250 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Thesis (M.S.N.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1997.
Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
Subject(s): Teenagers--Substance use
Drinking and traffic accidents
Trauma centers
Teenagers--Drug testing
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