The role of psychosocial, behavioural and emotional factors on self-reported major injuries in Brazilian adolescents: a case-control study

Pattussi, Marcos Pascoal, Lalloo, Ratilal, Bassani, Diego Garcia and Anselmo Olinto, Maria Teresa (2008) The role of psychosocial, behavioural and emotional factors on self-reported major injuries in Brazilian adolescents: a case-control study. Injury, 39 5: 561-569. doi:10.1016/j.injury.2007.11.013


Author Pattussi, Marcos Pascoal
Lalloo, Ratilal
Bassani, Diego Garcia
Anselmo Olinto, Maria Teresa
Title The role of psychosocial, behavioural and emotional factors on self-reported major injuries in Brazilian adolescents: a case-control study
Journal name Injury   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0020-1383
1879-0267
Publication date 2008-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.injury.2007.11.013
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 39
Issue 5
Start page 561
End page 569
Total pages 9
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Introduction: The objective of this research was to investigate the sociodemographic, psychosocial, behavioural and emotional risk factors associated with self-reported major injuries.

Methods: A case-control study, nested in a two-stage survey, was carried out in two cities of the Distrito Federal, Brazil. Cases were defined as subjects who reported an event resulting in injury or physical harm to the person, about which a hospital was visited or a doctor consulted (major injury), during the period of 6 months preceding the interview. Controls (n = 640) were matched to cases (n = 231) based on sex and neighbourhood. Information on determinants of injuries was collected by self-completed questionnaires and included sociodemographic, psychosocial, behavioural and emotional variables. Data analysis used conditional logistic regression models.

Results: Controlling for social support and pro-social behaviour, adolescents reporting "abnormal" behaviour and emotional problems had more than three times the chance of reporting a major injury compared to "normal" status adolescents (OR = 3.65, 95%CI = 1.83-7.32). Discussion: The findings of this study suggest that preventive strategies, while addressing the broader community and environmental risk factors for injuries, need to address the behavioural and emotional factors associated with these injuries.
Keyword Adolescents
Behavioural problems
Brazil
Case-control
Emotional problems
Injuries
Major injuries
Self-assessed
Self-rated
Self-reported
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Dentistry Publications
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 5 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 6 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Thu, 04 Feb 2016, 12:01:09 EST by System User on behalf of Learning and Research Services (UQ Library)