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Prevalence of head trauma causes in Bandar Abbas-Iran

(2013) Prevalence of head trauma causes in Bandar Abbas-Iran. Life Science Journal.

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Abstract

Introduction: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of most important causes of neurologic complications. A TBI is caused by a bump, blow, jolt, falling or penetrating wound to the head that disrupts the normal functioning of the brain. In this study we decided to determine the prevalence of head trauma causes in Bandar Abbas-Iran. Method: In this descriptive study that conducted from December 21th to March 20th of 2012, documents of 54 patients have been studied. Necessary information extracted from documents according a checklist. Collected data entered to SPSS version 16 Andusedt-test and one-way ANOVA to compare demographic and clinical characteristics. Results: prevalence of head trauma considered as 2.73% between all patients with trauma diagnosis. Prevalence of head trauma was meaningfully more in men rather than women. Another considerable result was the prevalence of head trauma in patients with age range between 11 to 30 years old. Conclusion: Our findings show that prevalence of head trauma among patients with trauma diagnosis was 2.73% and The most important cause of head trauma in this period of time was vehicle accidents.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: head trauma, prevalence, TBI.
Subjects: WY Nursing > WY 90-100.7 Referral. Nursing Care, Assessment and Audit
Divisions: Research Vice-Chancellor Department > Fertility and Infertility Research Center
Depositing User: مركز تحقيقات بهداشت باروري و ناباروري
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4606

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