Home accidents among children : a retrospective study at a tertiary care center in Oman

المؤلفون المشاركون

al-Uwaysi, Huda
al-Rumhi, Alya
Al Buwaiqi, Mahmud
al-Rabani, Salim

المصدر

Oman Medical Journal

العدد

المجلد 35، العدد 1 (31 يناير/كانون الثاني 2020)8ص.

الناشر

المجلس العماني للاختصاصات الطبية

تاريخ النشر

2020-01-31

دولة النشر

سلطنة عمان

عدد الصفحات

8

الموضوع الرئيسي

الطب البشري

الملخص EN

We sought to identify the prevalence, commonest causes, and severity of home accident injuries and their effects on children who present to the emergency department (ED) of a university-tertiary hospital in Oman.

Methods: We conducted a retrospective study among children aged ≤ 18 years old who presented with home accidents to the ED between January and June 2017.

A checklist for data collection was designed to include demographic data, causes and effects of home accidents, and treatment outcomes.

The data was retrieved from the hospital electronic patient records.

Results: A total of 1333 children presented to the ED over six months as a result of unintentional home accidents, giving a prevalence of 7.7% from all children who visited the ED.

There was a significant male to female ratio of 1.7:1.

The most prevalent causes for home accidents were ‘falls’ in 716 (53.7%) children, followed by ‘struck by/against-animate/inanimate mechanical force’ in 201 (15.1%) children.

‘Poisoning’ was the third major cause in 117 (8.8%) children.

Severity scale showed that around 36.0% of children suffered from severe injuries and 5.4% were admitted to the hospital.

Conclusions: Despite this study being a single-center study in Oman, it indicates a high prevalence and severity of unintentional home accidents among children.

The study findings suggest the need for implementing strategies to raise public awareness of child safety at home and to improve the preparedness of healthcare providers in ED to deal with such accidents.

نمط استشهاد جمعية علماء النفس الأمريكية (APA)

al-Rumhi, Alya& al-Uwaysi, Huda& Al Buwaiqi, Mahmud& al-Rabani, Salim. 2020. Home accidents among children : a retrospective study at a tertiary care center in Oman. Oman Medical Journal،Vol. 35, no. 1.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-955168

نمط استشهاد الجمعية الأمريكية للغات الحديثة (MLA)

al-Rumhi, Alya…[et al.]. Home accidents among children : a retrospective study at a tertiary care center in Oman. Oman Medical Journal Vol. 35, no. 1 (Jan. 2020).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-955168

نمط استشهاد الجمعية الطبية الأمريكية (AMA)

al-Rumhi, Alya& al-Uwaysi, Huda& Al Buwaiqi, Mahmud& al-Rabani, Salim. Home accidents among children : a retrospective study at a tertiary care center in Oman. Oman Medical Journal. 2020. Vol. 35, no. 1.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-955168

نوع البيانات

مقالات

لغة النص

الإنجليزية

الملاحظات

Includes bibliographical references

رقم السجل

BIM-955168