Volume 8, Issue 2 (8-2015)                   ijhe 2015, 8(2): 217-224 | Back to browse issues page

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Shahbazi A, Falakzadeh M, Shahin F, Frahzad Boroujeni S, Mehrabi E. The frequency and type of events of Chaharmahal Bakhtyari nomads in the first half of 2014. ijhe. 2015; 8 (2) :217-224
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1- Member of Student Research Committee, the Committee of Student Research, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran. , akbarshahbazi2020@yahoo.com
2- Anesthesiology expert, member of Student Research Committee, the Committee of Student Research, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.
3- Professional PhD, director of the Center for Disaster Management and Medicine Emergency, University Research Committee of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran.
4- Master of General Psychology, Islamic Azad University Borougen Kord, Iran.
5- Professional PhD, vice president of the Center for Disaster Management and Medical Emergency Training, Research Committee of the University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran.
Abstract:   (3989 Views)

Background and Objectives: Events are the second leading cause of disability and one of the problems that can cause physical and psychological disorders, and in more severe cases lead to death. Therefore, at the first, the risks must be identified, so that one can offer how to confront and eliminate risk. Thus, this study aimed to determine the frequency and type of events among nomads. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 534 nomad in Chaharmahal- Bakhtiari Province during first half of 2014. The data collection was through interviews based on a predetermined checklist and finally the data gathered were analyzed using SPSS (Ver.19) software and descriptive statistics. Results: It was found that out of 534 nomads, 144 were female (26.97%) and 390 male (73.03%) and age average of them was 26.32±24.12. These people are often faced with 18 types of events in their location or during their shifting the most frequent one is caused by sinking of thorns and sharp rock aggregates in their organs during labor activities (62.46%) and the least frequent one was hurt caused by lightning (0.19%) and electric shock by electrical tower (0.19%). The results showed that there was a significant relationship between sex, season of the year, the summer location, and accident rate (P ≤0.002) but there was no significant relationship between the nomads and clans of the study and event rate. Conclusion: Like many diseases, events are preventable, and this requires the development of knowledge about the principles of safety during migration and housing. Therefore, it seems that for the preserving nomadic population and reducing lost caused by these events, the national event management centers and emergency medical centers should have better planning in this field.

Keywords: nomads, events, shifting
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2015/01/6 | Accepted: 2015/09/29 | Published: 2015/09/29

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