Prediction of chronicity following whiplash injury

This study tests a model of acute whiplash disorder that predicts those at risk of poor outcome.


In this prospective cohort study two hundred patients with neck pain following a motor vehicle accident will be assessed on physical, neurological, sensory and psychological dimensions within four weeks of the accident and again after three months. Participants will be followed up at six and 12 months to track their recovery.


Recruitment was completed in September 2009.