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5. Alterstraumatologiekongress 2022

01.06. - 02.06.2022, München

Reduced recovery capacity after major trauma in the elderly: results of a prospective multicenter registry-based cohort study

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  • presenting/speaker Viola Freigang - Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, Regensburg, Deutschland
  • Claus Ücker - Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, Regensburg, Deutschland
  • Volker Alt - Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, Regensburg, Deutschland
  • Florian Baumann - Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, Regensburg, Deutschland

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geriatrie e.V. (DGG). Deutsche Gesellschaft für Unfallchirurgie e.V. (DGU). 5. Alterstraumatologiekongress 2022. München, 01.-02.06.2022. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2022. Doc53

doi: 10.3205/22altra53, urn:nbn:de:0183-22altra531

Veröffentlicht: 24. Juni 2022

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Aims:Considering the worldwide trend of an increased lifetime, geriatric trauma is moving into focus. Trauma is a leading cause of hospitalization, leading to disability and mortality. The purpose of this study was to compare the global health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of geriatric patients with adult patients after major trauma.

Methods: This multicenter prospective registry-based observational study compares HRQoL of patients aged 65 years who sustained major trauma (Injury Severity Score (ISS) 16) with patients <65 years of age within the trauma registry of the German Trauma Society (DGU). The global HRQoL was measured at 6, 12, and 24 months post trauma using the EQ-5D-3L score.

Results: We identified 405 patients meeting the inclusion criteria with a mean ISS of 25.6. Even though the geriatric patients group (65 years, n = 77) had a lower ISS (m = 24, SD = 8) than patients aged <65 years (n = 328), they reported more difficulties in each EQ dimension compared to patients <65 years. Contrary to patients <65, the EQ-5D Index of the geriatric patients did not improve at 12 and 24 months after trauma.

Conclusions: We found a limited HRQoL in both groups after major trauma. The group of patients 65 showed no improvement in HRQoL from 6 to 24 months after trauma.