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Iran J Forensic Med 2018, 24(3): 203-210 Back to browse issues page
Frequency and Pattern of Injuries of Traffic Accidents Presenting to Bandar Abbas Forensic Medicine Center by Detecting Factitious Injuries from 2016 to 2017
Mehdi Forouzesh1, Seyed Javad Mirhadi2, Saeed Mohammadi3 *3, Hosein Javadi Vasigh2, Khatere Asadi2
1- MD. Legal Medicine Research Center, Iranian Legal Medicine Organization, Tehran, Iran
2- MD. Legal Medicine Research Center, Iranian Legal Medicine Organization, Bandar Abbas, Iran
3- MD. Forensic Medicine Research Center in Hormozgan, Hormozgan, Iran , drsm1980@gmail.com
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Aims: Considering the high rate of factitious injuries in Iran and in order to identify such injuries and providing solutions to reduce fraud in the use of insurance, this study was conducted with the aim of investigating injury patterns, personal characteristics, and traffic accident coordinates.
Instruments & Methods: This cross- sectional study was conducted from July 2016 to the end of June 2017 on factitious injuries diagnosed in the Forensic Medicine office in Hormozgan province. A checklist containing demographic variables and the type and location of injuries were used to collect the data. The criminal records of individuals were investigated by Police Criminal Investigation Department of Hormozgan Province. The data was analyzed in Stata 12, using Chi-square.
Findings: Out of 58 cases of factitious injuries, 57 cases were male (98.3%) and most cases (51.7%) were from the age group of 20 to 30 years. Most individuals were self- employed (72.4%) and had the level of education below the diploma (65.5%). The most common site of superficial injury was the forearm (60.3%), the most common site of fracture was Distal Ulna (25.9%), and the most common manifestation of factitious injury was abrasion.
Conclusion: The most cases with factitious injuries were male in the age group 20 to 30 years, self- employed, and with elementary of education and criminal record. With regard to the pattern of injuries, the most common site of superficial injury and fracture are forearm and Distal Ulna, respectively, and the most common manifestation of factitious injury is abrasion.
Keywords: Accident, Factitious injuries, Forensic Centers of Hormozgan
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Article Type: Original Research |
Received: 2018/07/17 | Accepted: 2018/10/27 | Published: 2018/12/20
* Corresponding Author Address: General Department of Forensic Medicine, Modares Street, Hormozgan, Bandar Abbas, Iran. Postal Code: 7914914815
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Forouzesh M, Mirhadi S J, Mohammadi3 S, Javadi Vasigh H, Asadi K. Frequency and Pattern of Injuries of Traffic Accidents Presenting to Bandar Abbas Forensic Medicine Center by Detecting Factitious Injuries from 2016 to 2017. Iran J Forensic Med. 2018; 24 (3) :203-210
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