Journal of Marine Medical Society

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46--50

Spinal cord injury in organizational setup - A hospital based descriptive study


Gurpreet Singh1, Rajat Prakash2, Vijay K Bhatti3, Ajoy Mahen4 
1 Officer Commanding, Station Health Organisation, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
2 Commandant, 92 Base Hospital, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
3 Dir Health, DGAFMS Office, New Delhi, India
4 Department of Community Medicine, NC Medical College, Panipat, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Wg Cdr Gurpreet Singh
Officer Commanding, Station Health Organisation, Jalandhar - 144 005, Punjab
India

Introduction: There is dearth of data on Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) from developing countries where ironically, special focus is required. Aims and Objectives: To study SCI in an organisational set up. Material and Methods: An observational, cross sectional study at a tertiary care rehabilitation centre was conducted. Patients who had injury during service were included. Questionnaire and case records were used to collect socio-demographic variables, cause, level, severity and duration of injury and clinical, functional and psychological status. Organisational support was estimated for pre-hospitalisation services, inpatient welfare measures and post-hospitalisation rehabilitative services. Results: A total of 157 patients participated. Median age at time of injury was 27 years with 89.2% injuries within 18 - 37 years of age. Trauma was underlying cause in 94.3%. Most common level of injury was thoracic (37.6%) and majority (66.9%) were paraplegic. RTA was most common (42.6%) traumatic cause and Tuberculosis among non-traumatic causes(66.6%). Scores suggestive of stress disorder were present in 13%. Pre-hospitalization health facilities were available to 79.6%. Majority (59.2%) had access to health facilities within two hours. Personal assistance was available to 88.5% and 66.9% undertook rehabilitation course. Conclusion: Health education with emphasis to trauma prevention in young is required. Social security measures need to be replicated by all organisations, both public and private in the country.


How to cite this article:
Singh G, Prakash R, Bhatti VK, Mahen A. Spinal cord injury in organizational setup - A hospital based descriptive study.J Mar Med Soc 2019;21:46-50


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Singh G, Prakash R, Bhatti VK, Mahen A. Spinal cord injury in organizational setup - A hospital based descriptive study. J Mar Med Soc [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Mar 29 ];21:46-50
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