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A Study to Determine the effectiveness of Lecture cum Demonstration on First Aid for Selected Minor Injuries among Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) in Selected Areas of Udupi District

Ansuya, * and Malathi, * (2013) A Study to Determine the effectiveness of Lecture cum Demonstration on First Aid for Selected Minor Injuries among Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) in Selected Areas of Udupi District. International Journal of Nursing Education, 5 (2). pp. 80-84.

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Abstract

Objectives: The study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of teaching through lecture cum demonstration on first aid for selected minor injuries among Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA). Materials and Method: Evaluative approach was used with pre experimental one group pre test post test design. Results: Majority 63.3% the sample were serving as ASHA since 1-2 years, majority 83.3% of them had no previous experience of giving first aid and 100% of them had obtained information about first aid through various sources, majority 93.3% of them had not attended any training on first aid. Study found that the middle most 50% post-test knowledge scores were higher than the pre-test knowledge score indicating the significant improvement in the knowledge (z=6.755, p=0.001) on first aid and improvement in skills in first aid for open wounds, closed fracture of the arm, snake bite, dog bite and bee sting (z= 6.771 , 6.786, 6.801, 6.834, 6.818 respectively at p=0.001) after teaching through lecture cum demonstration. Conclusion: Lecture cum demonstration on first aid measures was effective in enhancing the knowledge and skills of ASHA.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effectiveness, First aid, ASHA, knowledge and skill.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Community Health
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2013 06:57
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2013 06:57
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/137231

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