Epidemiological Analysis of Hospitalizations for Head Trauma in Hospitals of Belém do Pará, Between 2015 and 2019

Main Article Content

Brenda Stefany de Campos Chaves
Cássia Oliveira Cabral da Paz
Letícia Gomes de Oliveira
Nirlando Igor Fróes Miranda
Ingrid Tavares de Araújo
Alícia Gleides Fontes Gonçalves
Marineuza Jardim Azevedo
Francisco Luzio de Paula Ramos


Objective: The study aimed to describe the epidemiology of cases of hospitalization due to TBI in Belém/PA, between 2015 and 2019.

Methodology: This is a descriptive epidemiological study, with a retrospective approach, whose data were obtained through consultation in the Notifiable Diseases Information System.

Results: Were 2.103 cases were reported, of which (75, 3%) were male, 80,7% without race/color information, coming largely from the emergency department, with predominance of admission to a Municipal Emergency Hospital (78, 2%).

Conclusion: The high incidence of TBI in certain groups, associated with the present need to carry out complete care records, reinforces the need for health information, serving as an epidemiological basis and for the management of services. Therefore, it is extremely important to know the possible causes and act in the planning and elaboration of strategies that aim to prevent the numerous cases of TBI.

Epidemiology, hospitalizations, traumatic brain injury.

Article Details

How to Cite
Chaves, B. S. de C., Cabral da Paz, C. O., de Oliveira, L. G., Miranda, N. I. F., de Araújo, I. T., Gonçalves, A. G. F., Azevedo, M. J., & Paula Ramos, F. L. de. (2020). Epidemiological Analysis of Hospitalizations for Head Trauma in Hospitals of Belém do Pará, Between 2015 and 2019. International Neuropsychiatric Disease Journal, 14(1), 10-15. https://doi.org/10.9734/indj/2020/v14i130118
Original Research Article


Nascimento ET, Maciel MPGS, Oliveira KCPPM. Epidemiological analysis of admissions for traumatic brain injury in an emergency hospital. Rev. Enferm. UFPE online. 2017;11(7):2864-70.

Magalhães AL, Souza LC, Faleiro RM, Teixeira AL, Miranda AS. Epidemiology of traumatic brain injury in Brazil. Rev Bras Neurol. 2017;53(2):15-22.

Mahan LK, Escott-Stump S, Raymond JL. Krause - Food Nutrition and Diet Therapy. 13. ed. Rio de Janeiro: Elsevier. 2012;128.

Brazil. Ministry of Health, Health Care Secretariat, Department of Strategic Programmatic Actions, General Coordination of Health for People with Disabilities SAF / Sul. Guidelines for Attention to the Rehabilitation of People with Traumatic Brain Injury. Brasília: Ministry of Health; 2018.

Almeida CE, Sousa JL, Dourado JC, Gontijo PA, Dellaretti MA, Costa BS. Traumatic Brain Injury Epidemiology in Brazil. World Neurosurg. 2016;87:540-7.

Ponte FR, Andrade AP, Vasconcelos KB, Mourão Netto JJ. Victims of cranio-encephalic traumatism: Epidemiological profile in a unit of Intensive therapy. J Nurs UFPE Online. 2017;11(5):1826-34.

Brazil. Law No. 12,527 of November 18, 2011. Regulates access to information. . Brasilia, DF; 2011.
[Access on: 01 mai. 2020]

Brazil. Resolution no. 510 of 7 april 2016. 2016. Provides for the rules applicable to research in Humanities and Social Sciences. Official Gazette [of] the Federative Republic of Brazil, Brasília, DF; 2016.
[Access on: 01 mai. 2020]

Santos MF, Silva TDCS, Carvalho FR, Barbosa RL, Santos LH, Matos Junior EM. TBI In ICU: Epidemiology, Treatment And Mortality In Maranhão, Brazil. Rev. bras. neurol. Psychiatrist. 2019;23(1):46-56.

Padua CS de, Scherer TAP, Prado PR, Meneguetti DU de O, Bortolini MJS. Epidemiological profile of patients with cranio-encephalic traumatism (tce) in an intensive care Unit in the City of Rio Branco-ac, Western Amazon. South. Am. J. Bas. Edu. Tec. Technol [Internet]. 2018; 5(1).
[cited March 21, 2020]

Rodrigues MS, Santana LF, Silva EP, Gomes OV. Epidemiology of traumatic brain injury in a hospital. Rev. Soc. Bras. Clin. Med. 2018;16(1).

Reis MA, Filho GSS, Medeiros TF, Silva CTX, Souza NMC de, Meireles GOAB. Profile of individuals who received assistance by SAMU to victims of traumatic brain injury in the city of Anápolis-GO. Rev. Educ.Saúde. 2017; 5(2):26-33.

Santos AMOR dos, Sousa MEC, Lima LO, Ribeiro NS, Madeira MZA, Oliveira ADS. Epidemiological profile of traumatic brain injury. Rev. Enferm. UFPE online. Recife. 2016;10(11):3960-8.

Brazil. Ministry of Health. Health Care Secretariat. Department of Strategic Programmatic Actions. Male morbidity and mortality profile in Brazil [electronic resource] / Ministry of Health, Secretariat of Health Care, Department of Strategic Programmatic Actions. - Brasília: Ministry of Health, 2018;52: il. Access method: World Wide Web:
[ISBN 978-85-334-2575-0]

Souza MR de, et al. Analysis of Anatomical Injuries and Epidemiological Study in Violent Deaths Caused by Cranioencephalic Trauma. Jbras Neurocirurg. 2018;29(2):13-17.

Oliveira JCAX de, Correa ACP, Silva LA, Mozer IT, Medeiros RM. Epidemiological profile of male mortality: Contributions to nursing. Cogitare Enferm. 2017;22(2): e49724.

Santos F dos, et al. Cranioencephalic trauma: causes and profile of victims seen in the emergency room of Pelotas / Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Rev Min Enferm. 2013;17(4):882-887.

Maia DAB, Frias PG de, Assunção RS, Vidal AS, Vanderlei LCM. Evaluation of the implementation of the Information System for Notifiable Diseases in Pernambuco, 2014. Epidemiol. Serv. Health. 2019;28(1): 24.

Brazil. Ministry of Health. Guidelines for care for the rehabilitation of people with traumatic brain injury. Brasília, DF: Ministry of Health; 2015.

Moll AVS. Profile of care for patients with brain trauma in urgent and emergency hospitals under the management of the Rio de Janeiro State Department of Health [dissertation]. Rio de Janeiro: Sergio Arouca National School of Public Health; 2015.

Ferrucci JL, Sassi FC, Medeiros GC, Andrade CRF. Comparison of the functional aspects of swallowing and clinical indicators in patients with traumatic brain injury in the ICU. CoDAS. 2019; 31(2):e20170278.