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Community-Based Household Survey to Identify Disability Burden and Health-Related Quality of Life Following Road Traffic Accidents in Ujjain, India

Version 1 : Received: 25 July 2020 / Approved: 26 July 2020 / Online: 26 July 2020 (03:11:18 CEST)

How to cite: Mathur, A.; Mehra, L.; Pathak, A. Community-Based Household Survey to Identify Disability Burden and Health-Related Quality of Life Following Road Traffic Accidents in Ujjain, India. Preprints 2020, 2020070633 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0633.v1). Mathur, A.; Mehra, L.; Pathak, A. Community-Based Household Survey to Identify Disability Burden and Health-Related Quality of Life Following Road Traffic Accidents in Ujjain, India. Preprints 2020, 2020070633 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0633.v1).

Abstract

The objective of the study was to report the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) following road traffic accidents (RTAs) among children. A community-based survey using EuroQol five-dimension questionnaire (EQ-5D-5L) in Hindi was used to collected data from community. The survey included 2620 households from urban and rural areas of Ujjain, India. From these households 229 children aged 5–18 years with a history of RTA in the last 1 year were identified, with 27%, 63%, and 10% children reporting mild, moderate, and severe injury based on length of hospitalization. Motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians constituted most RTAs. Helmet use was low (12%). EQ-5D-5L revealed that the most severe and extreme problem was pain and discomfort, whereas the least severe problem was usual activity and self-care. The most common (65%) injuries were either abrasion or fracture and dislocation. EQ-5D-5L severity index was maximum (mean 72) for lower extremity injuries. The results of the present study highlight the ability and requirement for quality of life measurement using EQ-5D-5L among children post-RTA.

Subject Areas

Children; adolescents; post-road traffic accidents; EQ-5D-5L; disability burden; health-related quality of life

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