DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3291.ijcp20213322

Domestic injuries among infancy: a prospective descriptive study

Ravinder K. Gupta, Ritu Gupta, Abhai S. Bhadwal, Vikas Sharma

Abstract


Background: Injuries in the form of accidents are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in children. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of different types and modes injuries among the infants.

Methods:A prospective study data from two hundred infants who visited the pediatric OPD in a private pediatric clinic following injury was recorded. A pre-structured questionnaire was provided to the parents. Health education was imparted to the parents regarding prevention of such injuries.

Results: Among 200 infants under study, most of the infants were between 8-12 months. Fall being the most common type of injury and it was mostly due to walkers.  The most common site of injury was the forehead.

Conclusions:Structural modifications are required to be made in the home along with parent education by pediatrician, by doing this most of the injuries can be prevented.


Keywords


Injury, Walker, Fall, Infant

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