This study is collecting information about home and occupational injuries by undertaking household sample survey in three palikas in the Makwanpur district. The aim of this study is to describe the epidemiology of all unintentional injuries that take place in the Makwanpur district of Nepal, including the causes and risk factors associated with those injuries. This is being undertaken using a community-based survey of injuries.
Structured questionnaires are being used to capture detailed information on nonfatal and fatal injuries covering over 3,300 households in three palikas of Makwanpur districts. This survey applies digital approach to data collection using REDCap application on mobile tablets. A team of field data collection and supervision were trained by NIRC members of staff on REDCap. The data collection work for this cross-sectional study is expected to be completed by June 2019; after which data will be analysed, a report and paper(s) will be published.
The cooperation and support received from Palikas indicates increasing interest in injury research. When the study has been published, we will post a copy of the research on this website.
For this study, injury is defined as: the physical damage that results when a human body is subjected to energy that exceeds the threshold of physiological tolerance or results in lack of one or more vital elements, such as oxygen. According to this definition, we have defined home injury and work-related injury for the purpose of this study.
Home injury is defined as any injury defined above occurred within and around the home; and not related to paid work or trades and required medical attention or at least a day's loss of usual activities or absence from school. Similarly, Work-related injury is defined as any injury defined above occurred during working for a paid job or family subsistence. This can happen at home, during a journey or at a workplace and required medical attention or at least a day's loss of usual activities or absence from school.