Active Transportation Injury Circumstances and Outcome Study

 

Active transportation is promoted by urban planners and health officials for its environmental and health benefits. However, active transport users have no protection in event of a collision or fall and often suffer injuries. The Active Transportation Injury Circumstances and Outcome (ATICO) Study will identify risk factors for health outcomes following an accident as a pedestrian, cyclist, or someone who uses an e-scooter, e-bike, or other micromobility devices for active transportation. The study will also examine the injury circumstances and the road infrastructure at the accident location. It is a CIHR funded inception cohort study led by Dr. Jeff Brubacher. Data for this study will come from interviews with individuals who present to the Emergency Department (ED) within 48 hours following an active transportation injury. Participants will have an initial interview to determine pre-existing health status/functional status and other potential risk factors for a health outcome and to gather information on the circumstances of the injury and the associated road infrastructure. Follow-up interviews at 2, 4, 6, and 12-months post ED visit will determine health outcomes, functional recovery, healthcare costs and lost productivity. The study aims to provide healthcare providers with evidence they can use to improve health outcomes for active transportation users, and to help policymakers and city planners to develop injury prevention strategies. The study has started the recruitment in January 2022.

 

Different Types of Active Transportation:

Pedestrian

Skateboard

Bicycle

Electric Bicycle

Electric Kick Scooter

Electric Unicycle

Electric Unicycle


Study Progress:

Last update: November 30th, 2022

VGH (Recruitment start date: January 24, 2022): 441
SPH (Recruitment start date: September 20, 2022): 78
SMH
(Recruitment start date: September 27, 2022): 61
RCH
(Recruitment start date: October 18, 2022): 30

COMPLETED 2 MONTH FOLLOW-UP 4 MONTH FOLLOW-UP 6 MONTH FOLLOW-UP 12 MONTH FOLLOW-UP
VGH 323 221 109
SPH 33
SMH 15
RCH

 


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For more information, please contact Lina Jae, Research Coordinator, lina.jae@ubc.ca