Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Vol 16, No 1 (2013)

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Frequency of fall-related injuries of female patients referred to the trauma center in the city of Kashan from years 2005 to 2008

Sayyah Mansour, Khosravi Gholamreza, Bigdeli Manzardokht

Abstract


【Abstract】 Objective: Falls are one of the life
events leading to injury and in serious cases cause high
morbidity and mortality. This research was conducted to
determine the fall incidence among female population of
Kashan city from the years 2005 to 2008.
Methods: This was a retrospective research using
existing data from the data bank of trauma center of Kashan
University of Medical Sciences. Records of all the female
patients treated at local hospitals with complete
hospitalisation kept at the center were examined for 4 con-secutive years from 2005 to 2008.
Results: A total of 2 094 female patients’ records were
examined. A significantly higher incidence of injuy occurred
in 2008 compared to 2005 (P<0.0001). In addition, the highest
frequency of injury occurred in age group above 65 years (31.9%)
and in group with elementary education level (42.8%).
Conclusion: The results showed that fall incidences
occurred in the old age group above 65 years. Fall injuries at
this age may cause disability. Therefore, preventive mea-sures should be taken, such as increasing the awareness of
the aging population about the seriousness of fall incidence
and encouraging the aged individuals to get involved in
fitness program to remain physical fit and healthy.
Key words: Accidental falls; Wounds and injuries;
Female

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