J Anal Res Clin Med. 2013;1(1):22-24.
doi: 10.5681/jarcm.2013.003
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Original Research

Evaluation of electrical injury in East Azarbaijan Province, Iran

Samad Shams Vahdati 1 * , Narges Moradi 2, Jamil Hemmat ghadim 3

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency, School of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2 MSc Student, School of Nursing, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
3 Student, Department of Law, Payame Noor University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Electrical injury is a worldwide health issue. In this research we studied the epidemiology and demography of electrical injury in the north-west of Iran. METHODS: This is a cross sectional, descriptive study conducted in 2008-2011 in the burn center of Sina Hospital, Tabriz, East Azarbaijan, Iran. All patients with all kinds of electrical injuries were included in this study. RESULTS: The participants consisted of 229 patients; 204 (89.1%) men and 25 (10.9%) women. Moreover, from among these cases the injury of 2 people was fatal and the others were treated. CONCLUSIONS: Based on the findings of our study and other studies, which showed a higher incidence of electrical injury in young people and in the workplace, we need to visit workers in the workplace and perform prevention programs.
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Submitted: 10 Jun 2013
Accepted: 16 Aug 2013
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