First Aid Management: Effectiveness of Training Program among School Children

Authors

  • Mehev Khanam
  • Prema Bausamy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i4.16546

Keywords:

First Aid Management.Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Training Program, School Children, Burns, Drowning, fall, Fracture, Accidents

Abstract

Accidents may happen anyplace at any time. First aid knowledge is the ways and techniques that are used
to perform practices associated with prevention and immediate response to health emergencies. The main
objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice regarding First Aid Management
among school children for experimental group and control group, to assess the effectiveness of training
programs regarding first aid management among school children for the experimental group and control
group, to associate the pre-test knowledge score with demographic variables for the experimental group. The
research approach selected for the study was the quantitative (quasi-experimental nonequivalent control group
pre-test -post-test only design) approach. A sample of 140 school children (70 experimental group and70
control group) was selected by purposive sampling from selected school of Bareilly. The major findings
of the study showed that themean post-test knowledge scores (37.67) of school children regarding first aid
management was higher than their mean pre –test knowledge scores (21.67) with a mean difference of 15.88
themean post-test attitude level (22.07) of school children regarding first aid management was higher than
their mean pre –test attitude level (21.02) with a mean difference of 1.05 themean post-test practice scores
(6.17) of school children regarding first aid management was higher than their mean pre –test practice scores
(0.41) with a mean difference of 5.76.The Training programe was effective in enhancing the knowledge,
attitude and practice of school children on first aid management. No significant association between post-test
knowledge scores and demographic variables. The findings indicate that the training Programme on first aid
management developed by the researcher was effective in enhancing the knowledge, attitude and practice
of school children.

Author Biographies

Mehev Khanam

Ph.D. Scholar, Faculty of nursing, Bareilly International University, Bareilly India

Prema Bausamy

Asst. Professor, Faculty of nursing, Bareilly International University, Bareilly India

Published

2021-07-19

How to Cite

Mehev Khanam, & Prema Bausamy. (2021). First Aid Management: Effectiveness of Training Program among School Children. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 12(4), 214-216. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i4.16546