Edilene Curvelo Hora

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) constitutes a public health problem of great significance with importance in both morbidity and mortality, accounting for approximately 15 to 20% of deaths in people between five and 35 years of age and responsible for 1% of all adult deaths.[1-2] In the United States, about 59 million people every year die following TBI. This(More)
INTRODUCTION Headache is the most common adverse event immediately following craniotomy and is due to the surgical procedure and meningeal irritation. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of headache during the first week after a craniotomy, as well as headache intensity, whether pain was registered in the patient's medical(More)
The trauma caused by motorcycle accidents affects a large number of victims and is a serious public health problem in Brazil. This documental study was performed with a quantitative approach with the objective to raise epidemiological data from 554 motorcycle accident victims assisted in September and October 2006 in a referral center for trauma of Sergipe.(More)
This qualitative study evaluated nurses' knowledge regarding pain in trauma victims. This study was developed at a public hospital, using a questionnaire and a knowledge test, both of which were treated using Content Analysis. The sample as comprised by 27 nurses, mainly women (92.6%), with an average age of 31±10.3 years and most with less than one year(More)
This is a quantitative methodological development study on the cross-cultural adaptation of the 'Family Needs Questionnaire' (FNQ), which is a structured instrument developed in the United States to measure the perceived needs of family members after the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) of a relative. This instrument aims to identify important needs presented(More)
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is one of the most common injuries resulting from external causes and constitutes a global public health problem of great significance. TBI is mainly caused by traffic accidents, violence and falls, with a strong impact on the population’s morbidity and mortality. TBI is a complex injury caused by a cascade of changes in the(More)
OBJECTIVE to describe the quality of life of victims of traumatic brain injury six months after the event and to show the relationship between the results observed and the clinical, sociodemographic and return to productivity data. METHOD data were analyzed from 47 victims assisted in a trauma reference hospital in the municipality of Aracaju and(More)
This study aimed to identify alterations in the intensity at which the negative behaviors of the victims of traumatic brain injury (TBI) affect the main family caregiver comparing the periods before and after the trauma and to verify the relation between the intensity of these alterations and time passed after the traumatic event. Participants were 50(More)
This is a study with qualitative approach focusing on the relatives' feelings related to the patient who is admitted in intensive care unity. Twenty-four relatives were interviewed in a public hospital in Aracaju, SE, Brazil between July and August, 2007. The information was collected through an interview and evaluated according to content analysis. The(More)
RESULTS: Most of the participants were male, between 0 and 19 years old, single, with no impairments or preexisting diseases, nor regular use of medication or alcohol. The victims were brought to the hospital by ambulance and were accompanied. Most events occurred at home, were same-level falls, and most frequently resulted from slipping and tripping during(More)