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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 101-102

Acute group accident pattern analysis (accident of university student in dormitory at night)


1 TWS Primary Care Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Hianan Medical University, Haikou, China; Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Nis, Serbia; Joseph Ayobabalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Nigeria; Dr DY Patil Medical University, Pune, India

Date of Web Publication18-Sep-2017

Correspondence Address:
Pathoom Sukkaromdee
TWS Primary Care Center, Bangkok
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.12980/jad.6.2017JADWEB-2015-0064

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  Abstract 


Living in the dormitory is usually the requirement for university students who live far from the university. The medical disorder occurring at night among the university students is rarely reported. The acute problem due to accident is a topic of interest. Here, the authors summarize on pattern of accident at night of university students in a dormitory.

Keywords: Dormitory, Accident, Night, Pattern, Analysis


How to cite this article:
Sukkaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Acute group accident pattern analysis (accident of university student in dormitory at night). J Acute Dis 2017;6:101-2

How to cite this URL:
Sukkaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Acute group accident pattern analysis (accident of university student in dormitory at night). J Acute Dis [serial online] 2017 [cited 2018 Jul 17];6:101-2. Available from: http://www.jadweb.org/text.asp?2017/6/3/101/214823




  1. Introduction Top


Living in the dormitory is usually the requirement for university students who live far from the university. Misawa noted that school health has to cover all both daytime and nighttime[1]. The care of the students' health in the dormitory is important. There are several interesting problems of students living at dormitory. The typical examples are drug and substance abuse[2],[3],[4],[5],[6], psychological problem[7],[8]and infection[9],[10],[11]. However, the forgotten issue is the acute problem. Acute problem can be seen at any time but the important concern is at the night time.

At night time, if the university is away from the city, seeking for primary care may be difficult and it is suggested that night health unit should be set. Similar to any other situations, the health problem can be seen among students living in dormitory at night. However, the medical disorder occurring at night among the university students is rarely reported. The acute problem due to accident is a topic of interest. It is suggested that the safety control is the big issue in management of dormitory[12]. The examples of controls are shown in [Table 1].
Table 1: Examples of controls.

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Here, the authors summarize on pattern of accident at night of university students in a dormitory.


  2. Materials and Methods Top


This is a retrospective study. A review of medical record of a night health unit serving university students in a dormitory (a five-floor building with 150 rooms containing 450 students) is done. The accident cases are recruited for further detail analysis.


  3. Results Top


According to this work, within one year period, 2014, there are 2 076 cases. Of these cases, 132 (6.36 %) cases are accidents. Focusing on the details of accidents, 120 cases are sharp object injury and 12 cases are falling. For the cases of sharp objects injuries, 88, 18 and 14 cases were due to knives, cutters and nails, respectively. For the cases of fallings, 9, 1, 1 and 1 cases occurred at playgrounds, toilet, stairs and bedroom, respectively. All cases could be managed at night health unit without need for referring to hospital. All cases got complete recovery without any complication.


  4. Discussion Top


Health issue of students living in dormitory is interesting. There are some studies on risk behavior as well as infections among students living in dormitory[2],[3],[4],[5],[6]. For example, Thumma et al. found that handwashing practice of university students living in dormitory was associated with upper respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms[11]. However, an important issue that has never assessed is the occurrence of accident among the students living in the dormitory. In fact, accident can occur anywhere and it is no doubt that accident can occur at the dormitory.

Based on this observational study, accident seems to be a big problem at night in the dormitory. The problem is not different from the daytime. The sharp object injury seems to be a big issue. Indeed, several kinds of university academic works require sharp objects and the students usually carry the works to do at dormitory. In fact, Jia et al. reported that sharp object injuries were common among students in urban area[13]. To have a good primary care by health personnel is important. Focusing on other identified problem, falling, it can reflect the need for workplace safety improvement. Not only student dormitory but also other kinds of dormitory can be dangerous if there is no control. It is suggested that the safety control is the big issue in management of dormitory[12].

Conflict of interest statement

The authors report no conflict of interest.



 
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2.
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Thumma J, Aiello AE, Foxman B. The association between handwashing practices and illness symptoms among college students living in a university dormitory. Am J Infect Control 2009; 37(1): 70-2.  Back to cited text no. 11
    
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