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__Armaghane Danesh__ 2012, 17(3): 263-271 Back to browse issues page
Causes of Acute Poisoning Hospital admission in Shahid Beheshti Hospital of Yasuj, 2008
S Mohammad Hosseini, Z Karimi 1, A Afrasiyabifar, E Naeimi, M Moghimi, SJ Sadat
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Background & aim: About 7% of patient referred to hospital are various forms of poisoning. This study was performed to determine the major causes of acute poisoning leading to Hospitalization at Shahid Beheshti Hospital of Yasuj, Iran. Methods: This descriptive study was performed from August 2007 to July 2008 on 470 cases of poisonings referred to Shahid Beheshti hospital of Yasuj. Demographic characteristics, time of poisoning, poisoning factor, history of previous poisoning, history of psychiatric disease, medication and other therapeutic intervention based on questionnaires and interviews with patients or companions of patients were recorded. Data were analyzed by Chi-Square Test. Results: Majority of poisoned patients were single females, in the age range of 21-30 years, unemployed, lived in urban areas, and had at least a diploma. The majority of cases were intentional poisoning with a history of depression, previous poisoning and attempted suicide. Significant relationship were seen between poisoning, age, sex, and job, (p<0.05), while relationship between the place of residency, marital status, and education, with poisoning was not significant (p>0.05). Conclusion: With respect to the results of this study, the majority of these poisonings occurred among young, single and unemployed females due to suicide and drug intoxication. Necessary actions should be done in drug usage and maintenance, taking action against non-prescription drugs and giving proper public education to families.
Keywords: Acute Poisoning, Hospitalized, Patient
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/04/19 | Accepted: 2015/04/19 | Published: 2015/04/19
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Mohammad Hosseini S, Karimi Z, Afrasiyabifar A, Naeimi E, Moghimi M, Sadat S. Causes of Acute Poisoning Hospital admission in Shahid Beheshti Hospital of Yasuj, 2008. Armaghane danesh. 2012; 17 (3) :263-271
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