Pediatric Intussusception in Uganda: Disparities in Management and Outcomes with High-Income Countries

Published: 23 December 2018| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/xczrrsknd9.2
Vivian Akello, Maija Cheung, James Healy, Gideon Kurigamba, David Grabski, Nasser Kakembo, Doruk Ozgediz, John Sekabira


. This data was collected Mulago National referral hospital in Uganda between the period of May 2015 to July 2016. Consecutive patients with suspected intussusception below the ages of 12 years where recruited into the study. A pretested questioner was then filled after obtaining consent. Patients where followed up for 2 weeks after discharge. Data will be entered using Epidata version 3.1, double data entry will be employed. Written programs will be used to do range, consistency and validation checks. Data entered will then be exported to STATA Version 12.1 and a descriptive analysis will be done. Participant characteristics will be presented depending on the nature of the data. Categorical data will be presented using frequencies and percentages. Continuous data will be analysed using means and standard deviations. Clinical presentation will be analysed using frequencies and percentages. And the outcomes of mortality will be presented as a ratio, recurrence will be presented as a percentage and the length of hospital stay as a mean with standard deviations. Bivariate analysis will be performed to assess the effect of each independent variable on the outcome variable in a logistic regression model. Associations with p values less than 0.05 will be considered significant. All independent variables with a p value of less than 0.2 will be considered for multivariate analysis.



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