Author(s): Preeti Hooda, Navreet Kaur Saini


DOI: 10.5958/2349-2996.2020.00086.5   

Address: Preeti Hooda1, Navreet Kaur Saini2*
1M.Sc. Nursing, Ved Nursing College, Prem Institute of Medical Sciences, Panipat.
2Assistant Professor, Ved Nursing College, Prem Institute of Medical Sciences, Panipat.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 10,      Issue - 4,     Year - 2020

Background: First aid is the assistance given to any person suffering a sudden illness or injury. It is an immediate help given to a victim with injury or sudden illness, by a bystander until appropriate medical help arrives. It is care provided to preserve life and prevent the condition from worsening. Material and methods: This was a quasi-experimental study with time series research design. Sixty subjects comprising of people residing in Baroli and Israna villages of Panipat were conveniently enrolled in experimental and control group each. Information, education and communication using information booklet, lecture and discussion on first aid management of accidents was delivered to the subjects in experimental group. Pretested and validated self-structured questionnaire was used to assess knowledge. Result: There was significance gain in post-test I knowledge score from 11.10 to 24.08 (p=<0.05) and in post-test II knowledge score from 11.10 to 23.63 (p=<0.05) among experimental group. No significant gain in knowledge was found in post-test I and post-test II in control group. Conclusion: The study findings revealed that information education communication programme given to subjects regarding first aid management of accidents helped to enhance the knowledge of subjects.

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Preeti Hooda, Navreet Kaur Saini. A Quasi experimental study to assess the effectiveness of information education communication programme on knowledge regarding first aid management of accidents among people residing in selected villages of Panipat. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2020; 10(4):404-408. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2020.00086.5

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