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Mohammadi A A, Tohidinik H R, Zardosht M, Seyed Jafari S M. Self-Burns in Fars Province, Southern Iran. wjps. 2016; 5 (1) :32-38
URL: http://wjps.ir/article-1-179-en.html
Shiraz Burn Research Center, Division of plastic and reconstructive Surgery , Department of Surgery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
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BACKGROUND The alarming incidence of self- burning provoked to set up a multidisciplinary preventive program to decrease the incidence and complications of this harmful issue. This study investigated the incidence and the preventive measures in self-burn in Fars Province, southern Iran. METHODS This study was a longitudinal prospective design on trend of self-inflicted burn injuries in Fars province after setting up a regional multidisciplinary preventive plan (2009-2012). RESULTS From 18862 admitted patients, 388 (2%) committed self-burning. While the incidence showed a constant decrease in proportion of suicidal cases among all admitted patients (2.5% to 1.6%). The mean age of self-burning victims ranged from 28.3±10.8 to 30.3±11.7 years. The female victims comprised 67.4% of all suicidal burn patients (Female to male ratio: 2.18). The leading causes of suicide commitment were familial conflicts (75.6%) and psychological problems (16.7%) CONCLUSION It is crucial to continue the regional preventive programs and pave the way to set up national, and even international collaborations to alleviate relevant financial, social, cultural and infrastructural difficulties in order to have lower incidence for this dramatic issue.

Keywords: Incidence, Self-burn, Trend, Iran
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: General
Received: 2015/07/17 | Accepted: 2015/09/27 | Published: 2015/09/27

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