A Survey of Wound Carein a Surgical Department in an Urban Clinical Setting in Northern Part of Nigeria
International Journal of Clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume 4, Issue 1, June 2018, Pages: 11-18
Received: Dec. 29, 2017; Accepted: Jan. 30, 2018; Published: Apr. 14, 2018
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Modupe Iretiola Builders, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Health Sciences, Bingham University, Jos, Nigeria
Edwin Oseni-Momodu, Department of Surgery, College of Health Sciences, Bingham University, Jos, Nigeria
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Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify, quantify the demographic, wound characteristics and treatment objectives of patients admitted in the surgical department of this tertiary hospital. Study design: A pre-prepared questionnaire was used for data collection. The questions were related to patient socio-demographic characteristics and their knowledge and attitude towards the wound management. The data collection took place from October 1st to December 31st 2016. Result: Data from 67 patients (59.7% male; 40.3% female) were collected. 29.9% were between 20-30years of age, 19.4% were alcoholics and 28.4% were traders. Majority of the wounds were caused by automobile accident (46.3%), mostly located on the legs (31.3%), majorly close wounds (85.1%) with duration of 7 days. Almost all the patients experienced wound pain (95.5%) located on the wound area (52.2%), 23.9% found itdifficult to sleep and 85.1% were prescribed drugs. 86.6% had dressing changes and this was done twice weekly (32.8%). Conclusion: There is need to improve outcomes, reduce the burden of wounds and improve health related quality of life.
Patients, Wound Care, Clinical Setting, Characteristics, Surgical Department
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Modupe Iretiola Builders, Edwin Oseni-Momodu, A Survey of Wound Carein a Surgical Department in an Urban Clinical Setting in Northern Part of Nigeria, International Journal of Clinical Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2018, pp. 11-18. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcoms.20180401.13
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