ASSESSMENT OF THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL FIRST AID KNOWLEDGE AMONG SENIOR STUDENTS IN MEDICAL COLLEGES IN THE GOVERNMENTAL UNIVERSITIES IN SULAIMANI CITY

Authors

  • Sarbaz Abdalla Mustafa College of Nursing, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
  • Hadeel Abdulelah Ibrahim College of Nursing, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
  • Mohammad O. Mohammad College of Medicine, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
  • Shniar Anwar Othman Students of Nursing College, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
  • Hawzhin Hakim Salih Students of Nursing College, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
  • Saeeda Ahmed Mohammed Students of Nursing College, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
  • Tara Karim Muhamad Students of Nursing College, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
  • Raghda Kamaran D Abdulmuhsen Students of Nursing College, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17656/jsmc.10308

Keywords:

First aid, Theoretical knowledge, Experimental knowledge, Theoretical and Practical Exam, Medical students

Abstract

Background 

Life is characterized by uncertain twists and turns and risky conditions that come out all the time. First aid is the instantaneous action taken to save a life and lessen the effects of injury and illness until medical help is procured. This study aims to assess the knowledge regarding first aid among undergraduate senior students in the Governmental medical colleges in Sulaimani City. The study population consisted of students from 4 medical colleges at the University of Sulaimani and from 2 medical colleges atSulaimani Polytechnic University.

Materials and Methods

Data were obtained via a questionnaire from 157 students. Collected data were tabulated using Microsoft Excel 2013, and all data analyses were done using SPSS version 16.0.

Results

The overall percentage of correct answers was 71.5%, and 28.5% with insufficient knowledge. The highest percentage of correct answers belonged to students from the College of Nursing 38.5%. A significant difference was found among students who had taken first aid courses and/or lectures previously when compared to those who had not, but there was no significant difference between those who work as a health professionals and those who do not. 

Conclusion

The level of knowledge and awareness of first aid is satisfactory among the senior students, yet further compulsory first aid training programs with practical activities are needed, with more significant and less limited research studies.

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Published

2021-06-21

How to Cite

1.
Mustafa S, Ibrahim H, Mohammad M, Othman S, Salih H, Mohammed S, et al. ASSESSMENT OF THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL FIRST AID KNOWLEDGE AMONG SENIOR STUDENTS IN MEDICAL COLLEGES IN THE GOVERNMENTAL UNIVERSITIES IN SULAIMANI CITY. JSMC [Internet]. 2021 Jun. 21 [cited 2024 Jun. 19];11(2):239-51. Available from: https://jsmc.univsul.edu.iq/index.php/jsmc/article/view/jsmc-10308

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