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Pattern of domestic injuries among patients attending Rural Health Training Center of SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka

Deepti S Shettar, Kotrabasappa K.

Abstract
Background: Domestic accidents are worldwide health problems which are often neglected. The problem is more in developing countries, especially in rural areas due to lack of awareness, poor housing, and lack of health facilities. These can lead to significant morbidity but are underrecognized.

Objective: To know the pattern of domestic injuries among patients attending Rural Health Training Center (RHTC).

Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 200 patients attending RHTC. A semi-structured questionnaire was used for data collection, and information on occurrence of domestic injuries in previous 6 months was noted. Data were analyzed using SPSS v20.

Results: A total of 200 patients participated in the study. The mean age of participants was 28.74 18.24 years. Most common type of injury found was abrasion (34%) and least common was poisoning (0.6%). Most commonly encountered mode of injury was fall (44%). The common site of injury was in hands (31%). Most of the injuries occurred during evening (29.6%) and afternoon (27.8%). About 32.9% of them neglected their injuries and only 25.2% visited doctor for treatment. Among injured participants, 43% had restriction of daily activities and 32.2% had loss of work due to injuries.

Conclusion: Most common type of injury found in our study was abrasion (34%) and least common was poisoning (0.6%). These injuries mostly occurred in the evening (29.6%) and afternoon (27.8%). Commonly occurred due to fall (44%) and in 43% of them injuries restricted their daily activities which reflect the morbidity due to domestic injuries.

Key words: Domestic Injuries; Rural; Pattern, Loss of Work


 
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Shettar DS, K K. Pattern of domestic injuries among patients attending Rural Health Training Center of SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2017; 6(8): 1267-1271. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2017.0511922052017


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Shettar DS, K K. Pattern of domestic injuries among patients attending Rural Health Training Center of SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2017; 6(8): 1267-1271. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2017.0511922052017



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Shettar DS, K K. Pattern of domestic injuries among patients attending Rural Health Training Center of SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka. Int J Med Sci Public Health. (2017), [cited May 25, 2018]; 6(8): 1267-1271. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2017.0511922052017



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Shettar, D. S. & K, K. (2017) Pattern of domestic injuries among patients attending Rural Health Training Center of SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka. Int J Med Sci Public Health, 6 (8), 1267-1271. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2017.0511922052017



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Shettar, Deepti S, and Kotrabasappa K. 2017. Pattern of domestic injuries among patients attending Rural Health Training Center of SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 6 (8), 1267-1271. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2017.0511922052017



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Shettar, Deepti S, and Kotrabasappa K. "Pattern of domestic injuries among patients attending Rural Health Training Center of SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 6 (2017), 1267-1271. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2017.0511922052017



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Shettar, Deepti S, and Kotrabasappa K. "Pattern of domestic injuries among patients attending Rural Health Training Center of SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 6.8 (2017), 1267-1271. Print. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2017.0511922052017



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Shettar, D. S. & K, K. (2017) Pattern of domestic injuries among patients attending Rural Health Training Center of SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 6 (8), 1267-1271. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2017.0511922052017





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