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Table 5 Injury recovery measuresa by claim status at 6, 12 and 24 months after injury

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

Health status measure No compensation claim Compensation claim
Mean (SE) 95 % CI Mean (SE) 95 % CI
SF36v2-PCSb     
 6 months 42.88 (1.77) 39.40, 46.36 40.90 (1.73) 37.51, 44.28
 12 months 46.04 (1.87) 42.37, 49.71 42.50 (1.77) 39.03, 45.97
 24 months 48.59 (1.92) 44.82, 52.36 45.19 (1.81) 41.64, 48.74
SF36v2-MCSb     
 6 months 40.70 (2.00) 36.77, 44.63 34.01 (2.14) 29.80, 38.21
 12 months 42.17 (2.12) 38.01, 46.34 37.24 (2.18) 32.95, 41.53
 24 months 43.12 (2.17) 38.86, 47.39 40.06 (2.24) 35.66, 44.45
PCL-Cb     
 6 months 39.91 (2.57) 34.87, 44.95 44.01 (2.51) 39.09, 48.92
 12 months 38.12 (2.71) 32.80, 43.43 41.68 (2.56) 36.66, 46.70
 24 months 36.50 (2.79) 31.03, 41.97 39.10 (2.62) 33.96, 44.25
GRCb     
 6 months −1.27 (0.50) −2.25, −0.30 −2.00 (0.48) −2.95, −1.05
 12 months −0.52 (0.53) −1.55, 0.51 −1.26 (0.49) −2.23, −0.29
 24 months −0.42 (0.54) −1.48, 0.64 −0.93 (0.51) −1.92, 0.07
  1. aMarginal means based on linear fixed effect model with time and claim status as fixed effects. Adjusted 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. bHealth 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); PTSD Checklist – Civilian Version (PCL-C); and Global Rating of Change (GRC) scale