verbal autopsy

verbal autopsy

method of obtaining as much information as possible about a deceased person by asking questions of family and others who can describe the mode of death and circumstances preceding death; used especially in developing countries and in settings and situations in which postmortem pathologic examination is not feasible.

ver·bal au·top·sy

(vĕrb'ăl aw'top-sē)
Method of obtaining as much information as possible about a deceased person by asking questions of family and others who can describe the mode of death and circumstances preceding it; used especially in developing countries and in settings and situations in which postmortem pathologic examination is not feasible.
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In case of any death, a detailed verbal autopsy was conducted as per INDEPTH standardized verbal autopsy proforma [14] by interviewing the closest caregiver of the deceased so as to ascertain the cause of death.
Reports were filed from all 11 villages every 2 days; one suspected case and one death were detected, both of which were determined not to be Ebola by laboratory test or verbal autopsy, respectively.
In collaboration with the United Nations Children s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), World Health Organisation (WHO) have helped Lesotho to develop a Verbal Autopsy tool in an endeavour to fight maternal deaths in the country.
The cause of death was determined through verbal autopsy where you contact friends and neighbours of the certified dead.
Verbal autopsy questionnaire was administered to relatives of only 57 death cases, as seven deaths were subsequently not found to be related to pregnancy or childbirth, two were outside the study period, insufficient information was available for two cases while two cases could not be traced.
In preparation for the introduction of an intervention to reduce postpartum hemorrhage and sepsis, we undertook a verbal autopsy by surveying family members of women who had died in the previous five years in a selection of villages, in Rorya District, Tanzania.
To conduct social audit and verbal autopsy on maternal deaths in Prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh.
6] Detailed independent verbal autopsy investigations of all unnatural deaths in several rural areas of the country report suicide rates that are up to five-fold higher than the official national average.
Mortality: Three studies investigated mortality among patients with cardiovascular diseases: two population-based studies with the verbal autopsy technique and one hospital-based mortality study.
12] Cause of parental death was therefore determined using the verbal autopsy method, [13] validated in SA with sensitivity of 89% and specificity of 93%.
Under these circumstances, histological examination of the placenta or even a verbal autopsy will provide valuable information in many cases.
Women who tested 'Positive for HIV were classified as having become infected halfway between their last negative and first positive tests; if a woman's positive HIV status had been determined during a verbal autopsy, the researchers assumed she had become infected five years earlier.