Nunes, Mariangela da Silva; Hora, Edilene Curvelo; Fakhouri, Ricardo; Alves, Jos Antnio Barreto; Ribeiro, Maria do Carmo de Oliveira; dos Santos, Ana Carla Ferreira Silva
November 2011
Journal of Nursing UFPE / Revista de Enfermagem UFPE;Nov2011, Vol. 5 Issue 9, p2136
Academic Journal
Objective: to describe the socio-demographic profile of victims of trauma treated in an emergency hospital in Sergipe, Brazil. Method: this is an ecological, retrospective, and quantitative study. The sample consisted of 301 medical records of patients treated between January 2006 and July 2008 at Hospital de Urgencia in Sergipe. The collection was carried out within the period from September to December 2008, after the approval by the Research Ethics Committee of Universidade Federal de Sergipe under the Protocol 2448.0.000.107-08. The variables under study were age, gender, external cause, the most severely affected body region, length of hospital stay, Glasgow Coma Scale, and outcome. The data were analyzed through the software Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 16.0. Results: the average age was 27.8 years, with a prevalence of males (85.7%), individuals from Sergipe state towns, apart from the capital (56.2%), victims of traffic accidents (47.2%) and aggression (27.6%), predominance of cranioencephalic trauma (61.5%), between Friday and Monday (71.5%), average length of hospitalization of 10 days and hospital discharge (74.1%). Conclusion: the higher frequency of cranioencephalic trauma in male young adults, victims of weekend accidents, suggests the need for intensifying the traffic accident prevention strategies to minimize the occurrence and possible consequences related to trauma.


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