Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 213-217

Prevalence of domestic injuries and awareness of first aid among Kuwaiti population

Authors: Mohammad Q Q A Taher, Zainab Naser Kamal, Hanan Majed Salmeen, Ammar Ahmad Mohammad, Jassim W. H. A. H. Al-Qallaf, Mahdi Al-Qallaf, Taiba Khalid Al-Sultan, Fahad Abdullah Al-Otaibi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Injury is defined medically as being harmed as a result of trauma, whereas first aid is the urgent medical care that is provided to the victim till further medical treatment and care arrive. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of domestic injuries among Kuwaitis, the most common injury in each particular age group, to assess' the awareness of first aid and know the best way to raise first aid knowledge. Methodology: This was a cross-sectional study conducted among 600 Kuwaitis aged 18 years and above between July and August 2013. Data collection was done at shopping malls (Alkout, Sharq, Alfanar, and Almobarkyya), through a questionnaire. Results: The results of this research showed that the prevalence of domestic injuries was more than two-thirds of the participants. Cut wounds represented the highest injury and electric shock was the lowest. There was a variation on whether the response was right or wrong depending on the injury. There was also variation in the opinions of the participants on how to improve first-aid knowledge, preferring it to be a part of the school curriculum, making it as practical courses or making television shows about it. Conclusion: It was concluded that the prevalence of domestic injuries in the Kuwaiti population was high. Besides, the awareness regarding the first aid was good. Finally, it could be concluded that there is a high chance for Kuwaitis to fill the missing gap in learning the most fundamental basic aspects of first aid.

Keywords:
Prevalence, domestic injuries, awareness, first aid, Kuwaiti population, 18-year old and above


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Authors
Mohammad Q Q A Taher
Surgical assistant registrar, Adan Hospital, Hadiya, Kuwait
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Zainab Naser Kamal
Pediatric assistant registrar, Al-Sabah Hospital, Al-Shuwaikh, Kuwait
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Hanan Majed Salmeen
Family medicine assistant registrar, Qurain health center, Qurain, Kuwait
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Ammar Ahmad Mohammad
Radiology Assistant registrar, Mubarak Hospital, Jabriya, Kuwait
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Jassim W H A H Al-Qallaf
Pediatric resident, Maternity and children hospital, Dammam, KSA
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Mahdi Al-Qallaf
Emergency medicine assistant registrar, Amiri hospital, Kuwait city, Kuwait
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Taiba Khalid Al-Sultan
Family medicine assistant registrar, Adailiya health center, Adailiya, Kuwait
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Fahad Abdullah Al-Otaibi
Radiology assistant registrar, Mubarak Hospital, Jabriya, Kuwait
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Correspondence to:
. Mohammad Qasem Taher, Assistant Registrar Surgery, Adan Hospital, Hadiya, Kuwait.; M.q.q.t92@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 28 Nov 2019
Accepted 20 Dec 2019
Published online 08 Jan 2020
Published in print 13 Jan 2020

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Taher MQQA, Kamal ZN, Salmeen HM, Mohammad AA, , Al-Qallaf M, Al-Sultan TK, Al-Otaibi FA. Prevalence of domestic injuries and awareness of first aid among Kuwaiti population. IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 213-217. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1574931933


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Taher MQQA, Kamal ZN, Salmeen HM, Mohammad AA, , Al-Qallaf M, Al-Sultan TK, Al-Otaibi FA. Prevalence of domestic injuries and awareness of first aid among Kuwaiti population. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=75787 [Access: August 06, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1574931933


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Taher MQQA, Kamal ZN, Salmeen HM, Mohammad AA, , Al-Qallaf M, Al-Sultan TK, Al-Otaibi FA. Prevalence of domestic injuries and awareness of first aid among Kuwaiti population. IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 213-217. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1574931933


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Taher MQQA, Kamal ZN, Salmeen HM, Mohammad AA, , Al-Qallaf M, Al-Sultan TK, Al-Otaibi FA. Prevalence of domestic injuries and awareness of first aid among Kuwaiti population. IJMDC. (2020), [cited August 06, 2020]; 4(1): 213-217. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1574931933


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Taher, M. Q. Q. A., Kamal, . Z. N., Salmeen, . H. M., Mohammad, . A. A., , Al-Qallaf, . M., Al-Sultan, . T. K. & Al-Otaibi, . F. A. (2020) Prevalence of domestic injuries and awareness of first aid among Kuwaiti population. IJMDC, 4 (1), 213-217. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1574931933


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Taher, Mohammad Q Q A, Zainab Naser Kamal, Hanan Majed Salmeen, Ammar Ahmad Mohammad, Jassim W. H. A. H. Al-Qallaf, Mahdi Al-Qallaf, Taiba Khalid Al-Sultan, and Fahad Abdullah Al-Otaibi. 2020. Prevalence of domestic injuries and awareness of first aid among Kuwaiti population. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (1), 213-217. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1574931933


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Taher, Mohammad Q Q A, Zainab Naser Kamal, Hanan Majed Salmeen, Ammar Ahmad Mohammad, Jassim W. H. A. H. Al-Qallaf, Mahdi Al-Qallaf, Taiba Khalid Al-Sultan, and Fahad Abdullah Al-Otaibi. "Prevalence of domestic injuries and awareness of first aid among Kuwaiti population." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 213-217. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1574931933


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Taher, Mohammad Q Q A, Zainab Naser Kamal, Hanan Majed Salmeen, Ammar Ahmad Mohammad, Jassim W. H. A. H. Al-Qallaf, Mahdi Al-Qallaf, Taiba Khalid Al-Sultan, and Fahad Abdullah Al-Otaibi. "Prevalence of domestic injuries and awareness of first aid among Kuwaiti population." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.1 (2020), 213-217. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1574931933


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Taher, M. Q. Q. A., Kamal, . Z. N., Salmeen, . H. M., Mohammad, . A. A., , Al-Qallaf, . M., Al-Sultan, . T. K. & Al-Otaibi, . F. A. (2020) Prevalence of domestic injuries and awareness of first aid among Kuwaiti population. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (1), 213-217. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1574931933


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