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Hakimi H, Shafipoor S Z, Kazem Nezhad Leili E. Characteristics of burn children in Guilan Province. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2012; 22 (1) :9-15
URL: http://hnmj.gums.ac.ir/article-1-172-en.html

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Introduction: Burn is one of the most important incidents that threaten children’s health and ‎it is the most common and the third reason of mortalities in children as well.‎

Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the characteristics of burn children in ‎Guilan province.‎

Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on ‎‏175‏‎ one to six year old children who ‎were admitted to Velayat Burn Center. Sampling method was sequential. The instrument was ‎categorized into two sections including: a) participants' demographic information and b) ‎clinical information which were collected by interview,

 ‎ Results: The research findings revealed that the majority of participants were boys (‎‏52%‏‎) ‎and the mean of their age was calculated as ‎‏30.6±‏‎ ‎‏2.18‏‎ month. ‎‏79.4‏‎ % of burns happened by ‎hot liquid, and ‎‏32.6%‏‎ of them had burned lower limbs. ‎‏78.9%‏‎ had first aid at home. Most of ‎burns happened on workdays (‎‏60.6%‏‎) at ‎‏5‏‎_‎‏8‏‎ in the evening (‎‏26.9%‏‎).

 ‎ Conclusions: In brief, the result of this research can be used in children burn prevention ‎programs in Guilan. Due to the fact that majority of participants received first aid at homes, a ‎training course about the effects of first aid and different kinds of it seems to be useful.‎

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/3 | Accepted: 2014/08/3 | Published: 2014/08/3

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