Causes and Characteristics of Occupational Eye Injuries in Western Turkey

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Pamukkale University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01317316
First received: March 16, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2006
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

Patients with work-related eye injuries (WREI) admitted to the center in the four-year period were enrolled in this prospective study. Institutional Review Board approval was obtained before commencement of the study. A special data recording system was developed for the study. The study sample comprised only the casualties occurred at workplace and while working de facto. The data were abstracted via face to face contact in the emergency department (ED). The data sheets comprised sociodemographic and injury-related information brought together in 15-item questionnaire. Causes of occupational injuries as reported by the victims were assigned to either of two groups: "Worker-related causes" and "workplace-related causes".

Since workers are known to be pressured by the workplace to work in unsafe ways, an isolated room in the ED was used for this purpose in order to prevent bias and the patients were not accompanied by any person other than the medical personnel in charge of due medical care. The patients were also assured that the information obtained by the survey are to be used for research purposes only and no feedback is to be given to employers or related persons.

Patients who did not give consent for the study, fatal accidents and patients younger than 15 years of age were excluded from the analysis.


Condition
Other and Unspecified Superficial Injuries of Eye

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Causes and Characteristics of Occupational Eye Injuries in Western Turkey

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Further study details as provided by Pamukkale University:

Enrollment: 816
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: January 2011
Detailed Description:

All data obtained in the study were recorded in and analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences for Windows, Version 17. Numerical variables were given as mean and standard deviation (SD), while categorical variables were given as frequencies (n) and percentages.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients with WREI admitted to the center in the four-year period were enrolled in this prospective study. Institutional Review Board approval was obtained before commencement of the study. A special data recording system was developed for the study. The study sample comprised only the casualties occurred at workplace and while working de facto.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The study sample comprised only the casualties occurred at workplace and while working de facto

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01317316

Sponsors and Collaborators
Pamukkale University
Investigators
Study Director: mustafa serinken, MD Pamukkale University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Pamukkale University Medical Faculty, emergency department
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01317316     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Serinken 003
Study First Received: March 16, 2011
Last Updated: March 16, 2011
Health Authority: Turkey: Ethics Committee

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Eye Injuries
Wounds and Injuries
Eye Diseases
Facial Injuries
Craniocerebral Trauma

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