Effect of brief training program on first aid knowledge and practice among students aged 13-15 years: a pre-post-test study 10.55131/jphd/2023/210119

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Asmaa Al-Maietah
Hala Obeidat
Haytham Al-Oran

Abstract

School health services are almost neglected due to minimized awareness concerning common health problems and first aid management. This study aims at evaluating the effect of a brief training program on improving knowledge and practices targeting first aid among students aged 13–15 years. With the use of the pretest-posttest design, this quasi-experimental study has been employed. One hundred and ten school students (13–15 years old) in three randomly selected schools have been allocated to a 4- session experimental condition. The dependent variables of this study are knowledge and practice evaluated at the baseline (pretest) and post-intervention. The analysis has yielded that respondents have sufficient knowledge after receiving the training program targeting first aid compared to the baseline. Additionally, the findings indicate that respondents have sufficient practice with first-aid post-intervention compared to the pretest. This study has also provided additional evidence that a 4-session training program is predictive of positive outcomes in improving knowledge and practice targeting future school students. Besides, this study has empirically supported the effectiveness and feasibility of the training program in improving knowledge and practice.

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Asmaa Al-Maietah, Hala Obeidat, Haytham Al-Oran. Effect of brief training program on first aid knowledge and practice among students aged 13-15 years: a pre-post-test study: 10.55131/jphd/2023/210119. J Public Hlth Dev [Internet]. 2022 Dec. 27 [cited 2024 Apr. 24];21(1):250-6. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/AIHD-MU/article/view/260691
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Asmaa Al-Maietah, Department of Child Health Nursing, Muʼtah University, Al-Karak, Jordan

Department of Child Health Nursing, Muʼtah University, Al-Karak, Jordan

Hala Obeidat, Department of Child Health Nursing, Muʼtah University, Al-Karak, Jordan

Department of Child Health Nursing, Muʼtah University, Al-Karak, Jordan

Haytham Al-Oran, Department of Child Health Nursing, Muʼtah University, Al-Karak, Jordan

Department of Child Health Nursing, Muʼtah University, Al-Karak, Jordan

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