Volume 3, Issue 4 (Autumn 2015)                   Iran J Health Sci 2015, 3(4): 47-51 | Back to browse issues page

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Sayadi N, Rokhafroz D, Rahmani H. Knowledge of Scorpion Sting Patients who Admitted to Ahvaz Razi Hospital about Pre-hospital Care. Iran J Health Sci. 2015; 3 (4) :47-51
URL: http://jhs.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-340-en.html
Health Research Institute, Infectious and Tropical Diseases Research Center AND Department ofNursing, School of Nursing and Midiwifery, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences,Ahvaz,Iran , sayadi_n@ ajums.ac.ir
Abstract:   (2013 Views)

Background and purpose: Scorpion sting is one of the major health problems of undeveloped countries, which causes severe complications and sometimes death.This study aimed toassessment Knowledge of scorpion sting patients who admitted to Ahvaz Razi Hospital about pre-hospital care.

Materials and Methods: This is a descriptive study, which its participants were sampled by a pilot method, and the sample size was estimated equal to 100 based on the formula. Forthis study, the tools for collecting the data were a questionnaire of demographic data, including nine questions and a researcher-made questionnaire related to the knowledge level of the patients about pre-hospital cares consisting of 12 questions. After collecting, the data were entered them into SPSS version 18. Then, the data were analyzed using the descriptive statistics includingfrequency and analytic statistic chi-square.

Results: The data of the present study showed that the highest rate of scorpion-sting had been in women. In addition, most stings occurred inside the home and in the city. The most cases (80%) did not have knowledge about first aids to the injured personalso about the use of tourniquet most cases(70%) have low knowledge.

Conclusion:Considering the low knowledge of the injured people about the pre-hospital actions,it seems necessary for the society to be educated adequately about this issue to prevent the adverse outcomes such as amputation of an organ because the incorrect use of tourniquet, death of the injured person due to lack of knowledge about first aids.

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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Health

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