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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24

First aid knowledge among University students in Jordan


Public Health Department, Faculty of Medicine, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan

Correspondence Address:
Moawiah Khatatbeh
Faculty of Medicine, Yarmouk University, Irbid 21163
Jordan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2008-7802.174772

Clinical trial registration IRCT2014051117648N1

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Background: This study has aimed to evaluate the level of knowledge about the first aid process among the university students in Jordan. Methods: The study population consisted of students of the 14 scientific and unscientific faculties at Yarmouk University, Jordan. Data were obtained via questionnaires from 883 students. Results: The majority of participants were females (65.9%) with mean age (standard deviation) of 19.9 (2.6) years. Only 29.2% of students had previous first aid experience. When asked, only 11% of students knew the normal respiration rate of an adult in 1 min. Results revealed that female students, having previous first aid experience, and being a student of the health sciences and scientific colleges were the only factors had significant statistical associations with better level of first aid knowledge. Conclusions: The students' knowledge about first aid is not at an adequate level. It would be advisable that first aid course be handled as a separate and practical course at secondary school level.


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