Investigating the epidemiology of concussed patients, hospitalized in khatam al-anbyia and ali ibn abi talib hospitals in years 95-96

Iman Dehbashi,1,* Fatemeh ranjbar,2 Soleyman narooei,3 Mahshid amir mohammadi dolat abad,4 Hasan mashhadi,5



From the point of view of frequency and importance, brain vascularaccidents take the first place among all the neural diseases. after heart diseases, concussion is the third prevalent cause of death that imposes excessive therapeutic and supportive costs. considering the importance of brain vascular diseases and its high frequency, the necessity of research about their epidemiology is evident. the purpose of the present study is investigating the epidemiology of concussed patients, who were hospitalized in khatam al- anbiya and ali ibn abi talib hospitals in zahedan province in years 95-96.


The present study was a descriptive-analytical study and was accomplished cross sectionally. the statistical population was included of 1176 concussed patients who were hospitalized in khatam al - anbiya and ali ibn abi talib hospitals in years 95- 96 and according to laboratory and clinical criterion were diagnosed as diseased. there were 694 male and 482 female in the statistical population of the study. data collection was accomplished by using statistical sources of these two hospitals and datum were analyzed by applying spss software.


Among these patients 694 male and 482 female were suffering from concussion and were investigated from the point of view of sex, age, residence, type of diagnosis of concussed patients, hospitalization ward, and general situation .the probability of the diseases outbreak in ages 40- 80 is higher than other ages. about 85 % of patients were residents of zahedan and others were residents of sarbaz, iranshahr, khash, saravan and etc. the most common types of concussion are respectively concussion without hit, intracranial without hit, and traumatic brain injury. the emergency room, icu, internal ward and neurology ward respectively have had the most hospitalization. it is affirmed that 853 concussed patients of these hospitals had no symptoms of other diseases


Considering the high outbreak of concussion , serious attention is required in hygienic and preventive methods, such as; blood pressure control, exact assessment of therapeutic measures, promotion of nursing and care services, including; necessity of hospitalization in intensive care units. due to the large amount of death a wide research on epidemiology of the disease , risk factors and their role on prognosis of disease is suggested


Epidemiology, concussion, zahedan, khatam al – anbiya, ali ibn abi talib, hospital