Knowledge on Pediatric First Aid Management among Mothers with Under Five Children in Bharatpur
Keywords:Keywords: Knowledge, Pediatric First Aid Management, Mothers with Under Five Children.
Introduction: Paediatric emergencies are the leading causes of death in children under five years of age. The toddlers, preschoolers with highest curiosity to explore, investigate and with the ability to run and play are more prone to getting injuries like falls, burns, cuts, bites, stings, poisoning, fracture, chocking, and wounds. Paediatric emergency mostly occur in home, roads and grounds. Hence the mothers are expected to be knowledgeable on paediatric first aid management. The objectives of this research to assess the knowledge on pediatric first aid management, to compare the knowledge on pediatric first aid management and to find out association between the knowledge scores of mothers with under five children with selected demographic variables.
Methods: A cross sectional analytical study was conducted to assess the knowledge regarding pediatric first aid management among 165 mothers with under five children were selected in pediatric outpatient department of College of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital by non probability purposive sampling technique and data was collected by using structured interview questionnaire. The data was analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics SPSS software.
Results: Demographic characteristics reveal that highest percentage (61.8 %) of them had one under five children. Comparisons of the knowledge score with demography highest mean and SD in relation to postgraduate shows that (30.2 ± 1.78). The level of knowledge score was (53.9 %) of them had adequate knowledge. However there was significant association between knowledge score with their education, occupation, family income and previous source of information. It revealing that maximum demographic variables do not affected the level of knowledge.
Conclusions: The level of knowledge about pediatric first aid management among mothers was satisfactory. But still the mothers require the need of pediatric first aid health information among mothers to save and safe the children.
Keywords: Knowledge, Pediatric First Aid Management, Mothers with Under Five Children.