Rational Model-Based Training Retain the Health Cadres’ Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices on Stroke Issue
Keywords:Training, Rational Model, FAST, Stroke, Health cadres.
Stroke is a medical emergency that the patients of it ideally should have received stroke management ?3
hours since the attack. Emergency situations can occur at anytime, thus the health cadres participation in
minimizing pre-hospital delay through FAST method is needed. In order to make the cadres have knowledge,
positive attitudes, and good practices about FAST, the rational model-based training was conducted. The aim
of this study was to analyze the effectiveness of rational model-based training on the health cadres’ changes
on knowledge, attitudes, and practices in the stroke symptoms detection using FAST. This study used quasi
experimental research design through pretest-posttest control group design. 50 respondents were divided
into intervention and control groups. Data analysis used independent sample t-test and mann whitney test.
The results show that there were differences in attitude and practices changes between the intervention and
the control groups after training, with p values 0.009 and 0.000. There was no any difference in the retention
of knowledge, attitudes, and practices in both groups, the p value was 0.849; 0.626;0.456.