Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(4): 987-992

Knowledge and practice about first aid for pediatric burn injuries among parents in Abha and Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Wafaa Jubran Hassan Alatreez, Nojoud Mohammed Abdullah Alfarhan, Sharaf Abdullah Saeed Ghawa, Ibrahim Sulaiman Alhifzi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Burns in children are not uncommon and can lead to significant complications that may be up to death. Rapid interventions and first aid measures could reduce the incidence of complications and reduce the skin's affected area by the burn. Accordingly, the good knowledge of parents toward burns in children is crucial. The objective of this study was to explore the knowledge and practice of parents in Abha and Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia, about the first aid for pediatric burn injuries. Method: This is a cross-sectional survey study that was carried out by sending an online Arabic questionnaire to parents living in Abha and Khamis Mushait cities in Saudi Arabia to explore their knowledge and practice toward Pediatric burns. The survey included questions about parentsí demographics and questions related to pediatric burns. Data analysis was executed through statistical package for social science version 26. Results: A total of 764 parents from Abha (56.2%) and Khamis Mushait (43.8%) participated in this study. Among them, 35.5% of the parents had children who had previous burns and 52% of the parents knew about the topic, where 22.5% had their information through social media. About a third of the responders did not know the degree of burn accompanied by fluid-filled blisters and the degree that is accompanied by dry, charred, and inflamed skin. More than half of the responders had good practices towards first aid for pediatric burns. Factors significantly contributing to high knowledge levels about first aid for pediatric burns are: age between 31 and 40 (p = 0.017), mothers (p = 0.001), living in Abha city (p = 0.019), having more than two children (p = 0.001) and attending previous first aid sessions (p < 0.001). Conclusion: Despite the low level of parents' knowledge toward first aid for pediatric burns, parents showed good practice toward the topic under investigation. Similar studies are suggested in other areas in Saudi Arabia.

Keywords:
Pediatric burns, first aid, knowledge, practice, Saudi Arabia


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Knowledge and practice about first aid for pediatric burn injuries among parents in Abha and Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Wafaa Jubran Hassan Alatreez
King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Nojoud Mohammed Abdullah Alfarhan
King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Sharaf Abdullah Saeed Ghawa
King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Ibrahim Sulaiman Alhifzi
Saudi German Hospital, Aseer Region, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Wafaa Jubran Hassan Alatreez, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia.; wfaafhad@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 09 Dec 2020
Accepted 12 Jan 2021
Published online 12 Jan 2021
Published in print 05 Apr 2021

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Alatreez WJH, Alfarhan NMA, Ghawa SAS, Alhifzi IS. Knowledge and practice about first aid for pediatric burn injuries among parents in Abha and Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(4): 987-992. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607536031


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Alatreez WJH, Alfarhan NMA, Ghawa SAS, Alhifzi IS. Knowledge and practice about first aid for pediatric burn injuries among parents in Abha and Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=25714 [Access: May 08, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607536031


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Alatreez WJH, Alfarhan NMA, Ghawa SAS, Alhifzi IS. Knowledge and practice about first aid for pediatric burn injuries among parents in Abha and Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(4): 987-992. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607536031


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Alatreez WJH, Alfarhan NMA, Ghawa SAS, Alhifzi IS. Knowledge and practice about first aid for pediatric burn injuries among parents in Abha and Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2021), [cited May 08, 2021]; 5(4): 987-992. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607536031


Harvard Style

Alatreez, W. J. H., Alfarhan, . N. M. A., Ghawa, . S. A. S. & Alhifzi, . I. S. (2021) Knowledge and practice about first aid for pediatric burn injuries among parents in Abha and Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 5 (4), 987-992. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607536031


Turabian Style

Alatreez, Wafaa Jubran Hassan, Nojoud Mohammed Abdullah Alfarhan, Sharaf Abdullah Saeed Ghawa, and Ibrahim Sulaiman Alhifzi. 2021. Knowledge and practice about first aid for pediatric burn injuries among parents in Abha and Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (4), 987-992. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607536031


Chicago Style

Alatreez, Wafaa Jubran Hassan, Nojoud Mohammed Abdullah Alfarhan, Sharaf Abdullah Saeed Ghawa, and Ibrahim Sulaiman Alhifzi. "Knowledge and practice about first aid for pediatric burn injuries among parents in Abha and Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 987-992. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607536031


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alatreez, Wafaa Jubran Hassan, Nojoud Mohammed Abdullah Alfarhan, Sharaf Abdullah Saeed Ghawa, and Ibrahim Sulaiman Alhifzi. "Knowledge and practice about first aid for pediatric burn injuries among parents in Abha and Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.4 (2021), 987-992. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607536031


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Alatreez, W. J. H., Alfarhan, . N. M. A., Ghawa, . S. A. S. & Alhifzi, . I. S. (2021) Knowledge and practice about first aid for pediatric burn injuries among parents in Abha and Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (4), 987-992. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607536031


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