Risk Factors for Occurrence of Domestic Accidents Involving Children under the Age of Five: Implications for Nursing Care

  • Mychelangela de Assis Brito RN, Professor of Federal University of Piaúi, Nursing Departament, Floriano- Piaúi, Brazil.
  • Silvana Santiago da Rocha RN, PhD, Professor of Federal University of Piaúi, Nursing Departament, Teresina-Piáui,Brazil
  • José Wicto Pereira Borges RN, Professor of Federal University of Piaúi, Nursing Departament, Fortaleza-Ceará,Brazil.
  • Telma Maria Evangelista De Araújo PhD, Professor of Federal University of Piaúi, Nursing Departament, Teresina-Piáui,Brazil
  • Marcia Teles de Oliveira Gouveia PhD, Professor of Federal University of Piaúi, Nursing Departament, Teresina-Piáui,Brazil.
  • Fabiane do Amaral Gubert RN, PhD, Professor of Federal University of Ceará, Nursing Departament. Street Alexandre Baraúna 1115, Rodolfo Teófilo, Fortaleza-Ceará,Brazil.
  • Eveline Pinheiro Beserra RN, PhD, Professor of Federal University of Ceará, Nursing Departament. Street Alexandre Baraúna 1115, Rodolfo Teófilo, Fortaleza-Ceará,Brazil.
  • Mariana Cavalcante Martis RN, PhD, Professor of Federal University of Ceará, Nursing Departament. Street Alexandre Baraúna 1115, Rodolfo Teófilo, Fortaleza-Ceará,Brazil.
  • Marcela Ariadne Braga Gomes Tomé Student of the Nursing Graduate Program, Master level, at the Federal University of Ceará
  • Célia Maria Soares de Oliveira RN, Master in Education in Federal University of Ceará. Nursing of technical college in Floriano CTF/UFPI. Teresina-Piáui
  • Maria Talyta Mota Pinheiro Student of the Nursing Graduate Program, Master level, at the Federal University of Ceará
  • Adna de Araújo Silva Student of the Nursing Graduate Program, Doctoral level, at the Federal University of Ceará
  • Clarice da Silva Neves Student of the Nursing Graduate Program, Master level, at the Federal University of Ceará
  • Jéssica Lima Benevides Student of the Nursing Graduate Program, Master level, at the Federal University of Ceará
  • Marielle Ribeiro Feitosa RN, Student of the Professional Master in Health Family, at Federal University of Ceará/FIOCRUZ, Fortaleza
  • Lidiane Nogueira Rebouças Student of the Nursing Graduate Program, Doctoal level, at the Federal University of Ceará
  • Viviane Mamede Vasconcelos RN, Phd, Professor of Integrated Great Faculty Fortaleza. Street Pôrto Velho, 401, João XXIII, Fortaleza - CE, Brazil.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Accidents in chilhood are an important theme for Public Health due to what they represent and also to the repercussions children and their family may present. To investigate the association between risk factors and the occurrence of domestic accidents involving children under the age of five in a municipality in the countryside of northeastern Brazil. METHOD: Analytical, cross-sectional study.Primary care. Conducted with 330 caregivers by means of a form for environmental observation as well asa socio-demographic questionnaire. Risk factors for the occurrence of domestic accidents involving children under the age of five. RESULTS:  Accidents occurred at home in 97% of cases, with falls being the most common (88.2%). The logistic regression model showed that if the number of residents in the household is more than four people, the chance of accidents increases by 2.9 times;the presence of stairs/steps with no handrail increases the chance with 14.9; exits and passageways that are blocked with toys or other obstructive items, increases the risk 11.3 times;cleaning products / insecticides stored in low places increases the number of accident by almost 16 times.  CONCLUSION: The study allows nurses to rethink their actions and prioritize the prevention of domestic accidents in the care of children's health, while valuing the dynamics of the family context.

Published
Jun 28, 2016
How to Cite
BRITO, Mychelangela de Assis et al. Risk Factors for Occurrence of Domestic Accidents Involving Children under the Age of Five: Implications for Nursing Care. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, june 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1657>. Date accessed: 20 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1991.
Section
Nursing

Keywords

Domestic Accidents; Children; Nursing.