TRACES: Traumatic Events in a Longitudinal Survey
The TRACES study examines psychological reactions to adverse events among health care and non-health care seeking individuals, how such reactions fluctuate over time and how different reactions affect functional ability, quality of life and health care usage.
The aims are to evaluate different diagnostic criteria for trauma-related disorders, and to illuminate on which psychological reactions that are indicative for a good or worse prognosis. Another aim is to develop methods to identify individuals with a high risk for trauma-related disorders. The project will grant access to validated assessment tools that may assist health care personnel in psychosocial interventions after serious events.