Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 8
Page No. 636 - 639

A Study on Burn Epidemiologic Situation in Kermanshah, Iran in 2015

Authors : Behzad Karami Matin, Farid Najafi, Mohammad Mahboubi, Touraj Ahmadi-Jouybari, Soudabeh Eskandari and Zeinab Moradinazar

Abstract: Burn is a death threatening damage which can cause disabilities and negative consequences to life. Burn has been known as the fourth major damage in the world. Considering the importance of burn damage and various social, economic and cultural structures in different regions, it seems necessary to gain knowledge on the issue in each region to plan prevention and treatment programs. The present study aims to determine burn epidemiologic situation in Kermanshah in 2015. It is a cross sectional, descriptive study making use of burn data registration sampling 296 hospitalized in Kermanshah, Iran. Data was gathered using a questionnaire including three parts on demographic, geographic and burn information. The SPSS Version 16 was used to analyze the data at p<0.05. Patients mean age was 27.14±20.54. Patients included 51% male, 54.4% married, 40.5% unemployed, 41.5% illiterate. The most frequent cause of burn was oil combustion (26.4%) and the major reason was accidents (73.6%) at home (77%). The 42.3% of patients suffered from <25% burns and 50% suffered from 3rd degree burns. About 11.5% patients died. There was a statistically meaningful relationship between age, gender, reason, burn degree, damaged organ and death due to burns (p = 0.001). Considering the results from the present study, it seems necessary to focus on education, social status and employment to limit burn cases. On the other hand, it would be essential to start a public training program to avoid accidents at home.

How to cite this article:

Behzad Karami Matin, Farid Najafi, Mohammad Mahboubi, Touraj Ahmadi-Jouybari, Soudabeh Eskandari and Zeinab Moradinazar, 2016. A Study on Burn Epidemiologic Situation in Kermanshah, Iran in 2015. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 11: 636-639.

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