Abstract
A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE OF MOTHERS REGARDING FIRST AID MANAGEMENT OF ILL OR INJURED CHILDREN IN KERALA

Betcy K. Jayims*, Manila Mathews and Vidya V.

ABSTRACT

A study to assess the knowledge of mothers regarding first aid management of ill or injured children in Kerala. Objectives: 1. To assess the knowledge score of mothers regarding first aid management of ill or injured children 2. To find out the association between pretest knowledge scores of mothers with their selected demographic variables. Methodology: The study was conducted using Quantitative approach and Non- experimental descriptive design was used. The variables under study were knowledge of mothers regarding first aid management of ill or injured children. The setting is Virtual platform using Google form. The population include mothers of children under 12 years of age in Kerala who has email id and internet accessibility. The sample size is 70 and Convenience sampling technique was used. The tool consist of two sections: Section A: demographic variables and Section B: structured knowledge questionnaire regarding first aid management of ill or injured children. The data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The result shows that 16 % of mothers had good knowledge, 67 % had average knowledge and 17 % had poor knowledge regarding first aid management of ill or injured children. There was a significant association between knowledge score and age whereas there is no association with other demographic variables.

Keywords: First aid, children, knowledge, mothers, informational booklet.


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