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Dianati M, Lotfi M. Study of the Home-Related Traumas in Patients Referred to the Emergency Treatment Centers of Kashan, 2010-2012. irje 2015; 11 (2) :37-45
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Background & Objectives: Home-related traumas are the most common traumas and are ranked the second among different types of traumas. This study aimed to determine the status of home-related traumas in patients referred to medical centers in Kashan in 2010-2012.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 1028 patients referred to Kashan emergency medical centers were evaluated. The continuous sampling method was used for patient selection. The data collection tool was a researcher made questionnaire with two sections: demographic information and a checklist to evaluate the domestic trauma. Information was obtained by trained nurses through direct interviews with the patients and hospital records. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 0.16.

Results: Location patterns of incidents showed that the hall (27.7%), kitchen (20.3%) and yard (18.4%) were the most common injury sites. Recklessness (80.8%) was the most common cause of trauma. Most of the accidents were caused by falls (27.90%) and cutting tools (25.08%). Orthopedic injuries (50.2%) and hemorrhagic events (34.70%) were the most common traumas.

Conclusion: The results showed that domestic traumas often occurred following reckless behaviors. As a result, these traumas could be predicted and prevented by concentration and attention during working. To reduce the incidence of domestic traumas, people should receive information and training on health and safety issues in the home setting.

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Received: 2015/11/22 | Accepted: 2015/11/22 | Published: 2015/11/22

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