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PRAISE Study published in The Lancet

Published: June 13, 2013

MacOrtho would like to share with you a recent publication in The Lancet entitled “Prevalence of abuse and intimate partner violence surgical evaluation (PRAISE) in orthopaedic fracture clinics: a multinational prevalence study”. This is a landmark achievement for McMaster’s Division of Orthopaedic Surgery. Our work has shed much needed light on injuries associated with domestic violence in fracture clinics. We are extremely heartened by the interest in this work throughout Canada. The results from this study have been concerning, indicating that 1 in every 6 women who reported to these clinics had suffered some form of intimate partner violence within the last year. The results from this trial indicate the need to increase awareness and establish both referral and coping programs in the orthopaedic setting.

Personal thanks from Dr. Mohit Bhandari

This work was the collaborative effort of over 80 investigators across 5 countries. A personal thanks to our exceptional research team led by Sheila Sprague (PRAISE Project Officer) and included Kim Madden, Nicole Simunovic, Diane Heels-Ansdell, as well as a number of undergraduate students Rukia Swaleh, Sarah Resendes, Ivanna Ramnath, Teresa Chien, Katelyn Godin and Ngan K Pham.

Thanks to the years of support and expertise from Clare Freeman, David Mathews, Diana Tikasz, and Sonia Dosanjh.

Thank you also to our Hamilton-Based lead investigators:

Hamilton Health Sciences—General Hospital
Brad Petrisor, Brian Drew, Krishan Rajaratnam, Dale Williams, Desmond Kwok, and Matt Denkers

McMaster Hospital and Juravinski Hospital
Victoria Avram, Olufemi Ayeni, Justin de Beer, Mitchell Winemaker, Rick Ogilvie, and Devin Peterson

Please click here to learn more about PRAISE study — which was the lead article and Editor’s choice in The Lancet

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