Aim: we aimed to test the reliability of Canadian Assessment of Tomography for Childhood Head İnjury (CATCH) Rule iin children with minor head injury. Methods: It was performed prospectively on patients admitted due to minor head trauma. Patients were evaluated with CATCH rule and divided into 2 groups. Descriptive values are number and percentage for categorical data, mean ± standard deviation for age expressed in terms. For categorical data in comparison of groups, Chi-Square and Fisher-Exact test, T test was used on independent samples for continuous data. p <0.05 value was considered statistically significant. Results: The most common cause of travma was game and sports injuries. In our study, the CATCH rule has been calculateted sensitivity 100%, specificity 48.5%, and negative predictive value was 51.5%. Conclusion: We found the CATCH rule was very successful in reducing unnecessary CT shots.
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Altun S., Coşkun F. The evaluation of patient with childhood minör head trauma according to Canadian Assessment of Tomography for Childhood Head İnjury (CATCH) Rule // Nauka i Zdravookhranenie [Science & Healthcare]. 2020, (Vol.22) 6, pp. 49-53. doi 10.34689/SH.2020.22.6.007