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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 138-142

Assessment of knowledge, attitude, and practice about first aid among male school teachers in Hail city

Department of Family Medicine, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Khalid O Alshammari
Department of Family Medicine, Hail City
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_1322_20

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Introduction: Children in schools are more prone to get injured during their activities. Awareness toward first aid is vital for teachers to provide solutions in case of the occurrence of accidents. Our work aimed to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice of first aid and the associated factors among male school teachers in Hail city. Methodology: This is a cross-sectional study. A questionnaire-based survey was performed among teachers in primary, middle, and secondary male schools in the Hail region, Saudi Arabia. Statistical analysis was performed using STATA 12 software, Continuous variables were presented as mean, and SD and inter-group differences were compared using t-test. Categorical variables showed as numbers and percentages. P values <0.05 were considered statistically significant. Results: A total of 604 teachers were included in our sample; all completed an online structured questionnaire formed of 20 questions. The majority of participants were male teachers (80.96%). The teachers had a mean age of 39 ± 7.8 years old. Most of the teachers (90.9%) knew about first aids. More than one-half of teachers (58.28%) had not taken first aid training, and the majority of participants (87.9%) need to learn first aid principles. Age, sex, and marital status were significantly (P < 0.05) associated with the knowledge of first aids. Most of our samples depend on media and social media to gain information regarding first aid principles. Conclusion: Our study concluded that the school teachers in Hail city had good knowledge and attitude about the first aid. However, more training workshops were recommended for improving the first aid practice of teachers.

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