Epidemiological profile of traumatic brain injury victims of a general hospital in a brazilian capital

Authors

  • Cristiane da Silva Ramos Marinho Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Rayane Batista Leite Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Luiz Alves Morais Filho Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Quênia Camille Soares Martins Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Cecília Nogueira Valença Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Osvaldo de Góes Bay Júnior Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Ilisdayne Thallita Soares da Silva Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Mayonara Fabíola Silva Araújo Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Rafaela Carolini de Oliveira Távora Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Mayara Silva Fernandes do Rêgo Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Fábia Cheyenne Gomes de Morais Fernandes Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Maria Leonor Paiva da Silva Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Renata Fonseca Sousa de Oliveira Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14393/BJ-v33n3-36053

Keywords:

Injuries stroke, Glasgow coma scale, Epidemiology

Abstract

In Brazil, the accidents and urban violence, the external causes, build a public health problem that has taken big proportions and transcendence, with a big impact on the population's lives. In the set of injuries resulting from external causes, the Traumatic brain injury (TBI) stands out in terms of magnitude, both among dead and injured, being one of the most frequent injuries. Thus, it is important to know epidemiological profile of traumatic brain injury victims, local characteristics, in order to take more effective prevention actions based on this reality, since the primary causes of TBI can vary according to the people involved. The objective of this study was to know the epidemiological profile of traumatic brain injury victims, the type of causative event and the severity of the trauma. Exploratory, cross-sectional, quantitative and descriptive research, conducted with 372 patients suffering from traumatic brain injury. Data were collected from form itself, semi-structured form, and analyzed using the SPSS 20.0 software. The research had the project approved by the Research Ethics Committee, CAAE 30487514.6.0000.5568. There was a predominance of males, aged 18-30 years. The cause of the most common brain injury was traffic accident with a prevalence of moderate traumatic brain injury. It is necessary to the development of preventive actions as well as the development of public policies that contribute to the reduction of morbidity and mortality from TEC and qualified assistance to victims.

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Published

2017-05-24

How to Cite

MARINHO, C. da S.R., LEITE, R.B., MORAIS FILHO, L.A., MARTINS, Q.C.S., VALENÇA, C.N., BAY JÚNIOR, O. de G., SILVA, I.T.S. da, ARAÚJO, M.F.S., TÁVORA, R.C. de O., RÊGO, M.S.F. do, FERNANDES, F.C.G. de M., SILVA, M.L.P. da and OLIVEIRA, R.F.S. de, 2017. Epidemiological profile of traumatic brain injury victims of a general hospital in a brazilian capital . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 779–787. [Accessed29 November 2022]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v33n3-36053. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/36053.

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Section

Health Sciences