Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(11): 1962-1968

A cross-sectional study on the impact of first-aid and basic life support courses on Saudi undergraduate medical studentsí knowledge, attitudes, and skills confidence

Authors: Jehad T. Almutib, Mohammed K. Alsharef, Sajida Agha, Saleh M. Ab Alhassn, Abdulaziz A. Bin Shibrayn, Saud A. Alamri.

ABSTRACT

Background: Despite its importance, most universities worldwide do not offer separate first-aid courses. To evaluate such coursesí efficacy, we assessed the knowledge, attitudes, and confidence pertaining to first aid among undergraduate medical students. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among students at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University, Riyadh. Data were collected using a pre-tested questionnaire and convenience sampling was used. The relationship between sociodemographic factors and knowledge, attitudes, and confidence levels was calculated using a chi-square test. Results: Of the students, 54.7% were male and 45.3% were female; the average age was 22 Ī 0.11 years. Regarding attitudes, most participants strongly agreed that it was important to obtain first-aid knowledge in daily life and were positive toward first-aid courses. Regarding participantsí confidence in their skills, a moderate number showed confidence in performing basic life support (BLS) interventions. There were significant differences among study years (p = 0.025), having previously attended BLS courses (p = 0.001), and level of knowledge. A higher knowledge level was significantly associated with final-year students and students who had previously attended BLS courses. Conclusions: Knowledge and attitude regarding first-aid courses need improvement; only 26.4% had a high knowledge level. Final-year students had higher knowledge levels than those in other study years. Most students had a high awareness level and positive attitudes toward first aid. More first-aid training programs should be provided to all medical students.

Keywords:
First aid/basic life support, course, medical, students


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A cross-sectional study on the impact of first-aid and basic life support courses on Saudi undergraduate medical studentsí knowledge, attitudes, and skills confidence


Authors
Jehad T Almutib
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed K Alsharef
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Sajida Agha
Associate Professor, Department of Medical Education, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Saleh M Ab Alhassn
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulaziz A Bin Shibrayn
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Saud A Alamri
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Jehad T. Almutib, College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; Je.had4202@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 22 Sep 2021
Accepted 09 Oct 2021
Published online 23 Oct 2021
Published in print 18 Nov 2021

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Almutib JT, Alsharef MK, Agha S, Alhassn SMA, Shibrayn AAB, Alamri SA. A cross-sectional study on the impact of first-aid and basic life support courses on Saudi undergraduate medical studentsí knowledge, attitudes, and skills confidence. IJMDC. 2021; 5(11): 1962-1968. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1632334868


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Almutib JT, Alsharef MK, Agha S, Alhassn SMA, Shibrayn AAB, Alamri SA. A cross-sectional study on the impact of first-aid and basic life support courses on Saudi undergraduate medical studentsí knowledge, attitudes, and skills confidence. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=126517 [Access: January 28, 2022]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1632334868


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Almutib JT, Alsharef MK, Agha S, Alhassn SMA, Shibrayn AAB, Alamri SA. A cross-sectional study on the impact of first-aid and basic life support courses on Saudi undergraduate medical studentsí knowledge, attitudes, and skills confidence. IJMDC. 2021; 5(11): 1962-1968. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1632334868


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Almutib JT, Alsharef MK, Agha S, Alhassn SMA, Shibrayn AAB, Alamri SA. A cross-sectional study on the impact of first-aid and basic life support courses on Saudi undergraduate medical studentsí knowledge, attitudes, and skills confidence. IJMDC. (2021), [cited January 28, 2022]; 5(11): 1962-1968. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1632334868


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Almutib, J. T., Alsharef, . M. K., Agha, . S., Alhassn, . S. M. A., Shibrayn, . A. A. B. & Alamri, . S. A. (2021) A cross-sectional study on the impact of first-aid and basic life support courses on Saudi undergraduate medical studentsí knowledge, attitudes, and skills confidence. IJMDC, 5 (11), 1962-1968. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1632334868


Turabian Style

Almutib, Jehad T., Mohammed K. Alsharef, Sajida Agha, Saleh M. Ab Alhassn, Abdulaziz A. Bin Shibrayn, and Saud A. Alamri. 2021. A cross-sectional study on the impact of first-aid and basic life support courses on Saudi undergraduate medical studentsí knowledge, attitudes, and skills confidence. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (11), 1962-1968. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1632334868


Chicago Style

Almutib, Jehad T., Mohammed K. Alsharef, Sajida Agha, Saleh M. Ab Alhassn, Abdulaziz A. Bin Shibrayn, and Saud A. Alamri. "A cross-sectional study on the impact of first-aid and basic life support courses on Saudi undergraduate medical studentsí knowledge, attitudes, and skills confidence." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 1962-1968. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1632334868


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Almutib, Jehad T., Mohammed K. Alsharef, Sajida Agha, Saleh M. Ab Alhassn, Abdulaziz A. Bin Shibrayn, and Saud A. Alamri. "A cross-sectional study on the impact of first-aid and basic life support courses on Saudi undergraduate medical studentsí knowledge, attitudes, and skills confidence." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.11 (2021), 1962-1968. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1632334868


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Almutib, J. T., Alsharef, . M. K., Agha, . S., Alhassn, . S. M. A., Shibrayn, . A. A. B. & Alamri, . S. A. (2021) A cross-sectional study on the impact of first-aid and basic life support courses on Saudi undergraduate medical studentsí knowledge, attitudes, and skills confidence. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (11), 1962-1968. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1632334868


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