Importance of Forces and Safety Features in Car Crash Multitrauma

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Royal Department of Transportation
Ullevaal University Hospital
Health Region East, Norway
Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation
Information provided by:
University of Oslo
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00204204
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: August 24, 2007
Last verified: August 2007
  Purpose

The pupose of the study is a prospective evaluation of external and internal factors/causes of importance for the trauma and final outcome experienced by persons inside motor vehicles in serious car accidents. We hypothesise that there is an association between the use and function of safety features and the results for the patient and an association between material damage and the severity of injury.


Condition
Multiple Trauma

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: The Multitraumatized Patient. What is the Importance of Forces Involved and the Use of Safety Equipment for the Amount of Trauma to the Patient Inside the Vehicle.

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Further study details as provided by University of Oslo:

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: January 2005
Study Completion Date: January 2006
Detailed Description:

We plan to study approximately 200 road accidents with multitraumatised patients and accidents with modern cars and severe material damage with little or moderate damage to persons inside the vehicle. A researcher will be alerted by the call centre (Norwegian 911-equivalent), move to the place of accident and take a pure observers role (unless ethically unacceptable due to lack of other health personnel). He will document the accident including use and condition of safety features, conditions inside the coupe, weather conditions, etc. Other available information on the vehicles, crashtests etc will be gathered from the manufacturer. All medical information will be gathered from the ambulance service, hospitals, pathology and forensic departments. Information from police and fire department will also be gathered.

Patient, next-of-kin, others invloved will be interviewed as appropriate in follow-up.

Four accident groups: Front-to-front or -object > 60 km/hour, same < 60 km/hour, car rolled over on road, car rolled over out-of-road. Factors: Age of vehicle, damage to coupe, cause of accident, on-scene time, initial evaluation by health personnel, injury severity scoring in hospital.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients with multiple trauma from severe motor vehicle accidents in Eastern Norway patients from motor vehicle accidents in Eastern Norway with severe material damage
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00204204

Locations
Norway
Ulleval University Hospital
Oslo, Norway, N-0407
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Oslo
Royal Department of Transportation
Ullevaal University Hospital
Health Region East, Norway
Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lars Wik Ullevaal University Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00204204     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 216-05-04273, 200500715-2
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: August 24, 2007
Health Authority: Norway:National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics

Keywords provided by University of Oslo:
multiple trauma
traffic accident
outcome
safety
injury severity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Trauma
Wounds and Injuries

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 20, 2014