Assess the Effectiveness of “First Aid Training Program” in Terms of Knowledge and Skills Among School Teachers of Selected Schools of Ambala, Haryana”: A Quasi Experimental Study
Keywords:effectiveness, First Aid Training Program, knowledge, skills, school teachers.
Background: As the incidence of medical emergencies is rising, the demand of the knowledgeable and
skilled personnel is also needed. It is important for every person to be competent enough to tackle all the
emergency situations anywhere. First aid training helps to make a person able to give actual immediate care
and safety awareness. The objective of the study is to assess the effectiveness of first aid training program in
term of knowledge and skill among school teachers.
Methodology: A Quasi-Experimental study following one pre-test post-test design was used. Participant’s
data was collected from 105 school teachers from 12 schools (9 govt. and 3 private) using Total enumerative
sampling and the schools were conveniently selected. Knowledge and skills were assessed by using structured
knowledge questionnaire and observational checklist respectively.
Conclusion: Data was analyzed using SPSS 16. The t test analysis showed a significant difference before
and after the administration of first aid training program in term of knowledge(t=37.05 and p= 0.001)and
skills (t=84.485 and p=0.000) at 0.05 level of significance. There was significant association of pre-test
knowledge scores with educational status of school teachers.
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