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Table 3 Association of claim status and injury recovery measures using linear mixed model analysesa

From: The association between seeking financial compensation and injury recovery following motor vehicle related orthopaedic trauma

Health status measure Mean difference (SE) 95 % CI p-value
SF-36v2 PCSb −2.97 (0.89) −4.73, −1.22 0.001
SF-36v2 MCSb −3.44 (1.11) −5.62, −1.26 0.002
PCL-Cc 3.42 (1.31) 0.87, 5.99 0.009
GRCb −0.66 (0.25) −1.15, −0.17 0.009
  1. aAdjusted for age, gender, ISS, IRSD, education skill level, language other than English, BMI, risk of short term harm due to alcohol consumption, self-reported at fault, vehicle type, pre-morbid neck pain in the last 6 months, crash on a public road, self-assessed pre-injury health status, time and claim status by time
  2. bA negative mean difference indicates that the compensable group had on average a poorer outcome where higher scores indicate better outcomes. Health status measures are: Short Form-36 Version 2.0 Physical Component Score (SF-36v2 PCS); Short Form-36 Version 2.0 Mental Component Score (SF-36v2 MCS); and Global Rating of Change (GRC) scale
  3. cA positive mean difference indicates that the compensable group had on average a poorer outcome where higher scores indicate poorer outcomes. Health status measure is: PTSD Checklist – Civilian Version (PCL-C)