Quantitative Survey on Community Based Burn Injury
Project Progress :
Started Date:May 01 2016 Completed Date:February 01 2017
Quantitative Survey on Community Based Burn InjuryCategories :
The WHO Violence and Injury Prevention Programme and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves funded this pilot field test of the “Community-based Injury Survey with New Burns Module”. The burns module gathers detailed information on the cause of burn injury, as well as health-seeking behaviour and impacts (health and socio-economic). The primary objective was to test the survey in operational conditions; secondary objectives were to obtain indicative incidence rates of different types of injury, their causes, risk factors and impacts. This report presents a comprehensive description of the survey process and a summary of the survey results.
The rural districts of Nuwakot and Rasuwa in Nepal were selected for the field test as they have a high proportion of households using biomass fuel in traditional open fires for cooking.
- To pilot test the community-based injury survey (with burn injury module) in field conditions using a cluster sampling survey design
- To describe the patterns of injuries observed (fatal and non-fatal) and risk factors
- To describe the impacts of the injuries on the individual and household
- To explore the link between unimproved cookstoves and burn injury in children 14 years and under