Survey of the Burn Status of Self- Inflicted Female


Iman Farajolah Chabi 1 , *

1 MA of General Psychology, Jundishapur University of Health Sciences, Ahwaz, Iran

How to Cite: Chabi I F. Survey of the Burn Status of Self- Inflicted Female, Jundishapur J Health Sci. 2011 ; 3(1):e93962.


Jundishapur Journal of Health Sciences: 3 (1); e93962
Published Online: September 23, 2011
Article Type: Research Article
Received: May 18, 2019
Accepted: September 23, 2011


Undoubtedly, attempt to Self-inflicted burning needs special conditions for special individuals. Self-inflicted burn is highly depended on individual and social factors. This study is aimed at evaluating the burning percent, age, economical conditions, educational levels, occupation, and marital status of the Self-inflicted burn females of Taleghani hospital.

This is a descriptive- sectional study; a questionnaire prepared by the researcher for a struture interview was given to 100 self –immolated women- selected via incidental sampling procedure - hospitalized in Ahwaz Taleghani hospital in 1387. Then their age, economical conditions, educational levels, occupation, and marital status were analyzed.

findings showed that the 14-25 years old females were the most frequency (49%). 22% of Self-inflicted burn females had a burn size of 70%-100%, and 21% had a size of 70%-50% showing their enthusiasm to attempt to Self-inflicted burn.51% of Self-inflicted burn females stated a weak economical condition. Most of them (31%) were illiterate and the least frequency had diploma and associate degree. Housewives were the most frequency (75%) and the least one (1%) were university students and retired.

improving the social welfare of women especially the economical condition ,educational level, and occupation in addition to reduce the risk of factors related to the marital status using the psychological strategies can be effective in reducing the phenomenon of Self-inflicted burn of females.


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