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2008, 13(4): 256-260 Back to browse issues page
A Survey on Frequency of Trauma Due to Quarrel, in Cases
Mehrzad Kiani MD, Shabnam Bazmi MD *, Jaber Gharedaghi MD, Abdolrazagh Barzegar MD
Forensic Medicine Specialist , Shabnam71776@yahoo.com
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Abstract: Background & Aim: Accidents and incidents are the most important reasons of fatalities and physical disabilities in the world. Accidents, disputes and working events are the most significant cases which result in trauma and injuries due to quarrels and disputes dedicated a large number to itself in a way that according to the statistics of the cases referred to clinical examination department of legal medicine organization in the whole country, 50% of the cases, referred to the center following by arguments and disputes in 2002. Through epidemiologic consideration of the quarrels and roles of different variables of this field, we are going to take a great step by means of this study to make the subject clear for public minds. Materials & Method: The populations considered in this study were the men referred to the central branch of LMO in Tehran who were seeking for the assessment of their damages resulted from quarrel and also to get the expert opinions of the specialists about their injuries during 3 months. 300 volunteer interested in cooperation were selected out of all. Their injuries and needed information were gathered within a special questionnaire and then analyzed through statistical methods. Findings: The gender of assailant in 95.3% of the cases was male and in 4.7% was female. The history of drug abuse existed in 7.9%, alcohol usage in 2.5% and history of drug usage existed in 1.8% of assaulted persons. From among all imposed injuries, the highest number relates to scratches and scrapes and the lowest number relates to Fractures. According to the given data, in most of the cases (75.2%) the assaulted person referred to the clinical examination department on the same day of injury occurrence. Educational level in most of the cases (34.3%) was intermediate. When considering job distribution, most of them were independent workers and simple workers were in the next level. According to the statistical analysis, in most of the cases (41.6%) punching, in 14.5% of them hard materials and in 10.5% cold weapons were the tools used for injuring. In addition, when studying on the injuries made by cold weapons or edged tools, knife was considered as the most usable crime tool (64%) and Dagger, carpet cutter, broken glass and other devices were in he next grades. Considering frequency distribution of the age, assailant and assaulted were mostly between 20-30 years old. Considering the frequency of the injured area, the cases have mostly wounded by face but rarely by low back or flunk, according to the reports. Discussion: The results show the importance of performing such a study on the defects due to physical quarrel. They also express that, presenting appropriate solutions like: • Promoting the knowledge of the people about the effects of drinking alcohol and drug usage on making the bases for quarrels and its aftereffects, • Promoting scientific knowledge of the public, • Preventing the people from carrying intrusive and offensive tools and determining expensive penalties for weapon carriers, • promoting the culture of reconciliation and having recourse to law instead of personal revenge, besides culturalization in all fields can definitely have significant influences on decreasing such traumas
Keywords: Trauma, Quarell, injury
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2008/06/21
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Kiani M, Bazmi S, Gharedaghi J, Barzegar A. A Survey on Frequency of Trauma Due to Quarrel, in Cases. IJFM. 2008; 13 (4) :256-260
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