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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 10, Issue : 4
First page : ( 404) Last page : ( 408)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2020.00086.5

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

Hooda Preeti1, Saini Navreet Kaur2,*

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 Email: saini.reet2@gmail.com

Online published on 27 April, 2021.

Abstract

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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Keywords

Information education communication, Knowledge, First aid, Management, Accidents, Village.

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