Accidents in fall victims

Ghaem, H. and Soltani, M. and Yadollahi, M. and Abdollahi, M. (2018) Accidents in fall victims. Trauma Monthly, 23 (2).

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Background: Accidents are the second leading cause of death following cardiovascular disease in all age groups. Falls account for 40 of deaths worldwide. Objectives: This study aimed to investigate epidemiologically the victims of falls during a 6-year period by reviewing the medical records of the patients referring to Shahid Rajaee Hospital, Shiraz, Iran. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted by reviewing the medical records of 12,133 patients admitted to the accident department of Shahid Rajaee hospital from 2009 to 2014. Demographic and other important data, such as age, gender, marital status, the severity of injuries, and survival or death, were collected. Then, the data were analyzed using chi-square test and logistic regression analysis. Results: Medical records of 12133 fall victims were investigated. The mean age of the patients was 44.87 ± 20.91 years. The results of the multiple-regression model showed a significant relationship between death rate and age, injury severity, length of hospital stay, and injured body region in the fall victim (P < 0.05). The multiple-regression model also indicated a significant relationship between fall-related death and gender, injury severity, the injured body region, and the length of hospital stay (P < 0.05). Conclusions: The highest mortality rate was observed among fall patients aged over 55 years with a high Injury Severity Score (ISS). Therefore, appropriate strategies should be taken for these patients in order to reduce mortality. Copyright © 2018, Trauma Monthly.

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Additional Information: Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Ghaem, H.; Research Center for Health Sciences, Institute of Health, Epidemiology Department, School of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Razi Street, Iran; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accident Death Fall Hospitalization adolescent adult age aged Article cross-sectional study falling female gender human injury scale injury severity Iran length of stay major clinical study male marriage medical record review middle aged mortality rate survival rate trend study victim
Subjects: WA Public Health
WB Practice of Medicine
W General medicine- Health professions
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: lib2 lib2 lib2
Date Deposited: 20 May 2020 05:06
Last Modified: 20 May 2020 05:06

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