Assessment of High School students' First-Aid Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice in Selected Schools in the Chamarajanagar District

International Journal of Nursing and Health Science
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Volume 8 Issue 2
Year of Publication : 2022
Authors : Vinay Kumar G, Sushmitha H S
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Vinay Kumar G, Sushmitha H S, "Assessment of High School students' First-Aid Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice in Selected Schools in the Chamarajanagar District," SSRG International Journal of Nursing and Health Science, vol. 8,  no. 2, pp. 1-7, 2022. Crossref,


First-aid (FA) is the practice of providing initial care for an illness or injury by a trained but unqualified person while waiting for access to medical attention. Every year, over a million kids worldwide pass away from injuries that may have been avoided. This study aimed to evaluate the high school student's knowledge, attitude, and practices at a few schools in the Chamarajanagar District.
         A questionnaire on demographic Performa and a standardized self-administered questionnaire was used to collect the data. An explorative method has been adopted, and using a straightforward random sampling method, 80 students were chosen for the study.
         Only 30% of the 80 respondents have a high level of knowledge, with the bulk of participants (70%) having a weak understanding. A mere 17.5% of participants have a positive attitude, 32.5 percent have a moderately positive attitude, and 50% of individuals have an unfavorable view. 47.5 percent of the subjects don't practice first aid or practice it poorly. The findings indicate that most students have poor first-aid practices, many have unfavourable attitudes about this first aid, and many people who participated lack first-aid knowledge. IEC activities should thus start picking up in all schools, particularly in rural regions.


First-aid, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, High School students.


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