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Project CRASH was a cohort study examining genotypic and phenotypic characteristics associated with the recovery process after motor vehicle collision. Patients experiencing motor vehicle collision were enrolled in the study at emergency department study sites in Alabama, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, New York, and Washington DC. Study participants completed a baseline assessment in the ED, as well as a follow-up interview, 6-week interview, 6-month, and 1-year, following the motor vehicle collision. This study was funded by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (R01AR056328). Dr. McLean is PI of this study.

Status: closed

The goal of the African American CRASH Study was to perform an initial evaluation of ethnic differences in the recovery process after motor vehicle collision. The parent grant, Project CRASH, provides data from a large European American cohort. In addition, a pilot cohort of African Americans experiencing MVC had been enrolled. Data collected shows that living in a disadvantaged neighborhood influences chronic pain development after motor vehicle collision.

Status: closed

The Older Adult CRASH Study was the first prospective study to examine outcomes in older adults after motor vehicle collision not requiring hospitalization. The study enrolled patients over the age of 65 from Project CRASH study sites. The Older Adult CRASH study will provides a better understanding of how the recovery process after motor vehicle collision differs in elderly vs. non-elderly individuals. This project was supported by a career development award (5KL2RR025746-03) granted to Tim Platts-Mills, MD through UNC’s Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute. Dr. Platts-Mills is the PI of this study.

Status: closed

European American CRASH Sites African American CRASH Sites
Older Adult CRASH Sites

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