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Enhancing Our Understanding of Teen-Driver Crashes

Enhancing Our Understanding of Teen-Driver Crashes Opinion EDITORIAL Dennis R. Durbin, MD, MSCE; Jessica Mirman, PhD; Allison Curry, PhD, MPH While progress has been made in reducing the number of teens Implications for Researchers killedinmotorvehiclecrashes,crashescontinuetobetheleading The most immediate implication of the findings of the Ouimet 1 4 cause of death for teens in the United States. The high crash rate et al study is for continued research to better characterize the for teens is owing in large part to relationship between cortisol reactivity in response to stress- 2,3 theirlackofdrivingexperience. ors and crash risk in the general population of healthy teens Related article page 517 Continued identification of spe- and among those teens who might be at higher crash risk ow- and Patient Page page 592 cific characteristics of teens that ing to preexisting conditions or history of risky behaviors. For lead to elevated crash risk can inform interventions for high-risk example, variation in function of the HPA axis has been im- subgroups.Thismonth’sissueofJAMAPediatricsincludesastudy plicated in clinical samples of youth as a potential factor in the by Ouimet et al that examined the association between cortisol development of antisocial disorders, as well as a variety of in- 7-9 reactivity and subsequent occurrence of crash and near-crash ternalizing http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

Enhancing Our Understanding of Teen-Driver Crashes

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2014 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6203
eISSN
2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.5402
pmid
24711107
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Abstract

Opinion EDITORIAL Dennis R. Durbin, MD, MSCE; Jessica Mirman, PhD; Allison Curry, PhD, MPH While progress has been made in reducing the number of teens Implications for Researchers killedinmotorvehiclecrashes,crashescontinuetobetheleading The most immediate implication of the findings of the Ouimet 1 4 cause of death for teens in the United States. The high crash rate et al study is for continued research to better characterize the for teens is owing in large part to relationship between cortisol reactivity in response to stress- 2,3 theirlackofdrivingexperience. ors and crash risk in the general population of healthy teens Related article page 517 Continued identification of spe- and among those teens who might be at higher crash risk ow- and Patient Page page 592 cific characteristics of teens that ing to preexisting conditions or history of risky behaviors. For lead to elevated crash risk can inform interventions for high-risk example, variation in function of the HPA axis has been im- subgroups.Thismonth’sissueofJAMAPediatricsincludesastudy plicated in clinical samples of youth as a potential factor in the by Ouimet et al that examined the association between cortisol development of antisocial disorders, as well as a variety of in- 7-9 reactivity and subsequent occurrence of crash and near-crash ternalizing

Journal

JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 2014

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