Migrants and disability following injury: findings from a prospective study in New Zealand.

CONCLUSIONS: Disability was persistent for migrants and non-migrants to 24 months post-injury. The disability risk at three months was higher for migrants. Certain predictors associated with disability were identified. Implications for public health: Despite having accessed healthcare services for their injury, migrants (compared with non-migrants) had higher risks of disability at least in the first three months post-injury. Interventions should be focused during this critical period on identified key predictors to promote faster recovery and reduce disability. PMID: 31287940 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

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Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
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Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
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Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
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Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Colorectal Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Epidemiol Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: J Obes Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - Category: Occupational Health Tags: FAST TRACK ARTICLE Source Type: research
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