Saturday, August 19, 2017

Research

Beginning with the first descriptive study on characteristics of RTI patients admitted at NIMHANS in 1990, the Centre has undertaken several research projects in the past 20 years.  The focus of research has been on information systems, epidemiology, socio demographic correlates, vulnerable road users, behavioural risk factors (helmets, seat belts, drink driving, distracted driving, speeding, etc.,) injury mechanisms and patterns, socio economic impact, trauma care issues, disability assessment, rehabilitation needs and other areas.  Different research methods including quantitative and qualitative methods, descriptive and analytical studies, geospatial analysis, surveillance systems and trauma registries, stakeholder consultations, focused group discussions, in-depth interviews and policy reviews have been undertaken by the Centre. The findings of these research projects have been fed into policies and programmes, interventions and ongoing surveillance.