Prognostic capacity of Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain-Short Questionnaire in predicting recovery following non-fatal RTIs: results from an inception cohort study
Poor prognosis following non-fatal road traffic injuries (RTIs) contributes to unnecessary health care utilisation and high costs. We aimed to assess prognostic capacity of the Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain – Short Questionnaire (OMPSQ) in predicting recovery following non-fatal RTIs. Using data from an inception cohort study of non-fatal RTIs in NSW, we found statistically significantly higher proportions of fully recovered (GPE >4) 6 months after the injury in the low (OMPSQ score <50) than the high (OMPSQ score ≥50) risk groups. OMPSQ would have a potential to be used as a stratification tool for non-fatal RTIs into groups with distinct recovery.