International Journal of Preventive Medicine

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24-

First aid knowledge among University students in Jordan


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

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Moawiah Khatatbeh
Faculty of Medicine, Yarmouk University, Irbid 21163
Jordan

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«SQ» 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.


How to cite this article:
Khatatbeh M. First aid knowledge among University students in Jordan.Int J Prev Med 2016;7:24-24


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Khatatbeh M. First aid knowledge among University students in Jordan. Int J Prev Med [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Sep 18 ];7:24-24
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