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Epidemiology of childhood trauma at the Lady Ridgeway Children's Hospital, Colombo

Authors:

Shamin P Lamabadusuriya ,

Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, LK
About Shamin
Medical Student, University of Colombo.
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Dinuka Lankeshwara,

Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, LK
About Dinuka
Medical Student, University of Colombo.
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D B N Kuruwitaarachchi

Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, LK
About D B N
Medical Student, University of Colombo.
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Abstract

Objective To study the pattern of injuries and sociodemographic
characteristics of children seeking
treatment at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital, Colombo
(LRH) following trauma.

Design A descriptive cross-sectional study

Setting Accident service in LRH

Patients All children less than 13 years of age seeking
treatment at the LRH accident service on two randomly
selected week days and two randomly selected weekend
days.

Method Data was collected using an intervieweradministered
questionnaire and was processed manually.

Results 171 children with trauma were tabulated
according to type of injury, sex, age, presence of past
history of trauma, mother's level of education, site of
injury, cause, location, mother's employment status,
family income etc.

Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 2002; 31: 46-54

(Key words: Epidemiology, trauma, children)

 

doi: 10.4038/sljch.v31i2.779



How to Cite: Lamabadusuriya, S.P., Lankeshwara, D. and Kuruwitaarachchi, D.B.N., 2009. Epidemiology of childhood trauma at the Lady Ridgeway Children's Hospital, Colombo. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 31(2), pp.46–54. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljch.v31i2.779
Published on 15 Jul 2009.
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