The home as a work area in a pandemic and unintentional injuries




Objective: To know the characteristics of unintentional injuries in children at home during the pandemic and the opinion of parents about their belief about whether or not quarantine favors unintentional injuries in children.

Material and methods: Descriptive study. Anonymous online survey method during home confinement. Those who work in schools were invited to participate to discuss it freely with parents and among their acquaintances. With the Excel program, the responses were analyzed through frequencies and percentages.

Results: 75 forms were received. The average age of the children was 7 years. 32% of the households presented unintentional injuries. Falls and burns were the most frequent unintentional injuries. 72% do not believe that working from home and caring for children favors the frequency of unintentional injuries.

And the exposure to the different dangers of the home, both in time and areas, increased due to not being able to go out. The fun was found in the areas of the home that were transformed into places of recreation.

Conclusions: Safety should not be neglected at home by being in several activities during the pandemic. Child care is vital for prevent injuries.


Keywords: Wounds and injuries; Child; Pandemics; Public housing; Work.


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Author Biographies

  • Elizabeth Sevilla, Department of Social Sciences, University Center of Health Sciences, University of Guadalajara.

    Surgeon and Midwife, Master in Public Health Sciences and Doctor in Sociomedical Sciences from the University of Guadalajara. Researcher at the University Center for Health Sciences of the University of Guadalajara. National researcher level I by CONAHCYT. She participated as an advisor to the Nueva Vida Esophagus Club, A.C. She is the author and co-author of articles published in indexed journals and book chapters and books published in different publishers.

  • Luis Pérez-García, University of Guadalajara

    Graduate in Sociology and Doctor in Public Health Sciences. He is currently assigned as Professor-Researcher to the Department of Social Sciences of the University Center for Health Sciences of the University of Guadalajara, Mexico.






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The home as a work area in a pandemic and unintentional injuries. (2024). Horizonte Sanitario, 23(1), 179-187.

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