Incidence of school-related injuries among students in A'Dakhiliyah Governorate Schools, Oman

Joint Authors

al-Hakmani, Fatimah M.
al-Zaydi, Manar al-Sana
al-Waili, Lamya Hamid
al-Bu Saidi, Ahmad Muhammad

Source

Oman Medical Journal

Issue

Vol. 35, Issue 3 (31 May. 2020)6 p.

Publisher

Oman Medical Specialty Board

Publication Date

2020-05-31

Country of Publication

Oman

No. of Pages

6

Main Topic

Medicine

Abstract EN

Childhood injuries are among the most significant causes of mortality and morbidity as estimated by the World Health Organization.

We sought to assess the incidence of school-related injuries in A'Dakhiliyah governorate schools, with the secondary aim of addressing common causes, risk factors, and how the school environment contributes to injuries.

Methods We conducted a prospective cohort study involving all students in A'Dakhiliyah governorate schools during the 2015–2016 academic year.

Data were collected using a questionnaire that was filled out by the school nurses or social workers at school health units.

Results The incidence of school-related injuries was 2.3% per year.

The majority of injured students were in grades 1–4 (63.7%) and 72.6% were boys.

Improper school equipment and furniture accounted as a risk factor for 25.3% of injuries.

The three most common mechanisms causing injury were falling (50.4%, n = 584), collision with an object (30.7%, n = 356), and collision with a person (18.8%, n = 218).

Asphalt (59.5%, n = 295) and concrete (40.5%, n = 201) were the most common surfaces in the school environment to contribute to injuries.

Conclusions School-related injuries are not uncommon and can be prevented by improving the infrastructure of school buildings and supplying appropriate school stationary equipment for age.

Our results are useful in developing a national injury prevention program aimed at enhancing safety in school environments.

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Zaydi, Manar al-Sana& al-Hakmani, Fatimah M.& al-Waili, Lamya Hamid& al-Bu Saidi, Ahmad Muhammad. 2020. Incidence of school-related injuries among students in A'Dakhiliyah Governorate Schools, Oman. Oman Medical Journal،Vol. 35, no. 3.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-965098

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Zaydi, Manar al-Sana…[et al.]. Incidence of school-related injuries among students in A'Dakhiliyah Governorate Schools, Oman. Oman Medical Journal Vol. 35, no. 3 (May. 2020).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-965098

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Zaydi, Manar al-Sana& al-Hakmani, Fatimah M.& al-Waili, Lamya Hamid& al-Bu Saidi, Ahmad Muhammad. Incidence of school-related injuries among students in A'Dakhiliyah Governorate Schools, Oman. Oman Medical Journal. 2020. Vol. 35, no. 3.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-965098

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references

Record ID

BIM-965098