An Evaluation of Injury Incidence and Typology in Industry

Date of Award

Spring 5-1988

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Community & Environmental Health

Program/Concentration

Community Health Education

Committee Director

Gregory H. Frazer

Committee Member

Colin E. Box

Committee Member

Edison E. Newman

Call Number for Print

Special Collections LD4331.C48B76

Abstract

In a retrospective study, 84 subjects treated for industrial injuries at one urgent care center during one calendar year were analyzed. The parameters evaluated were type of industry engaged in, type of injury sustained, and body part affected by the injury. All subjects were categorized within these parameters. Statistical analysis was performed by frequency distribution and Chi Square. Results obtained showed a statistically significant difference in distribution of various types of injuries that affected different body parts. It also revealed a significant difference in the distribution of types of injuries incurred by workers in different types of industry. It failed, however, to delineate any difference in the body part affected between different occupations. Further studies are recommended, using a prospective approach, larger sample size, longer time period, and multiple centers.

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DOI

10.25777/t5jn-fa47

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