Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 309-317

Knowledge, misconceptions, and practice about first aid measures among mothers in Al Qassim

Authors: Fahad Alhajjaj, Hadeel Yousef Alseleem, Rawan Alghebaiwi, Amjad Alqutaymi, Ghadeer Almatrouk, Wad Alshamikh.

ABSTRACT

Background: Mothersí ability to deliver a safe and effective first aid intervention is paramount. Thereby, this study aimed to measure mothersí ability to administer first aid to an injured child. Further to assess the mothersí willingness to learn, preferred method of learning, willingness to apply knowledge; and incidence of using knowledge in the past in Qassim region, Saudi Arabia. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among mothers from government hospitals in Qassim region. An online self-administered questionnaire was used for the data collection. The questionnaire included social demographics, source of first aid and previous experiences of the participants in addition to five closed-ended questions evaluating misconceptions, practice, and knowledge toward common emergency situations. Results: Among 476 mothers included in this study, 37.6% of them ranged between 26 and 35 years. The vast majority of mothers (70.4%) were unaware of the first aid measures. The most frequently reported source of information about first aid was social media (55.9%). Most of the mothers (88.3%) considered that there must be training about first aid measures. Educated and employed mothers, previously trained on first aid basics, and those who had experience with emergencies were more aware about first aid practice as compared to their counterparts. Conclusion: The awareness level about common emergency scenarios was poor among majority of the mothers. However, the study revealed the gaps where the motherís awareness was poor. Hence, through the application of first aid workshops, campaigns and courses, motherís awareness especially in common medical emergencies might be improved.

Keywords:
Knowledge, misconceptions, practice, first aid measures, mothers


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Knowledge, misconceptions, and practice about first aid measures among mothers in Al Qassim


Authors
Fahad Alhajjaj
Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency, Unaizah College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
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Hadeel Yousef Alseleem
Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
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Rawan Alghebaiwi
Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
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Amjad Alqutaymi
Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
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Ghadeer Almatrouk
Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
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Wad Alshamikh
Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Hadeel Yousef Alseleem, Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia.; Hadeel-s@outlook.com

Publication history
Received 13 Dec 2020
Accepted 18 Dec 2020
Published online 29 Dec 2020
Published in print 11 Jan 2021

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Alhajjaj F, Alseleem HY, Alghebaiwi R, Alqutaymi A, Almatrouk G, Alshamikh W. Knowledge, misconceptions, and practice about first aid measures among mothers in Al Qassim. IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 309-317. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607865492


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Alhajjaj F, Alseleem HY, Alghebaiwi R, Alqutaymi A, Almatrouk G, Alshamikh W. Knowledge, misconceptions, and practice about first aid measures among mothers in Al Qassim. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=29212 [Access: February 25, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607865492


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Alhajjaj F, Alseleem HY, Alghebaiwi R, Alqutaymi A, Almatrouk G, Alshamikh W. Knowledge, misconceptions, and practice about first aid measures among mothers in Al Qassim. IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 309-317. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607865492


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Alhajjaj F, Alseleem HY, Alghebaiwi R, Alqutaymi A, Almatrouk G, Alshamikh W. Knowledge, misconceptions, and practice about first aid measures among mothers in Al Qassim. IJMDC. (2021), [cited February 25, 2021]; 5(1): 309-317. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607865492


Harvard Style

Alhajjaj, F., Alseleem, . H. Y., Alghebaiwi, . R., Alqutaymi, . A., Almatrouk, . G. & Alshamikh, . W. (2021) Knowledge, misconceptions, and practice about first aid measures among mothers in Al Qassim. IJMDC, 5 (1), 309-317. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607865492


Turabian Style

Alhajjaj, Fahad, Hadeel Yousef Alseleem, Rawan Alghebaiwi, Amjad Alqutaymi, Ghadeer Almatrouk, and Wad Alshamikh. 2021. Knowledge, misconceptions, and practice about first aid measures among mothers in Al Qassim. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (1), 309-317. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607865492


Chicago Style

Alhajjaj, Fahad, Hadeel Yousef Alseleem, Rawan Alghebaiwi, Amjad Alqutaymi, Ghadeer Almatrouk, and Wad Alshamikh. "Knowledge, misconceptions, and practice about first aid measures among mothers in Al Qassim." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 309-317. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607865492


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alhajjaj, Fahad, Hadeel Yousef Alseleem, Rawan Alghebaiwi, Amjad Alqutaymi, Ghadeer Almatrouk, and Wad Alshamikh. "Knowledge, misconceptions, and practice about first aid measures among mothers in Al Qassim." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.1 (2021), 309-317. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607865492


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Alhajjaj, F., Alseleem, . H. Y., Alghebaiwi, . R., Alqutaymi, . A., Almatrouk, . G. & Alshamikh, . W. (2021) Knowledge, misconceptions, and practice about first aid measures among mothers in Al Qassim. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (1), 309-317. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1607865492


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