ASSESSMENT OF THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL FIRST AID KNOWLEDGE AMONG SENIOR STUDENTS IN MEDICAL COLLEGES IN THE GOVERNMENTAL UNIVERSITIES IN SULAIMANI CITY
Sarbaz Abdalla Mustafa a, Hadeel Abdulelah Ibrahim a, Mohammad O. Mohammad b, Shniar Anwar Othman c, Hawzhin Hakim Salih c, Saeeda Ahmed Mohammed c, Tara Karim Muhamad c,and Raghda Kamaran D Abdulmuhsen c
a College of Nursing, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
b College of medicine, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
c Students of Nursing College, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
Submitted: 15/6/2020; Accepted: 1/12/2020; Published: 21/6/2021
DOI Link: https://doi.org/10.17656/jsmc.10308
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.
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.
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.
First aid, theoretical knowledge, Experimental knowledge, Theoretical and Practical Exam, Medical students.
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