International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 3, Part F (2020)
Assessment of the effectiveness of self- instructional module on knowledge regarding first aid management of selected minor injuries among students of Govt. senior secondary school: A pre-experimental study
Background: First aid is the immediate care given to a person who has been injured or suddenly fallen ill. First aid education is important to aware teenagers and young people as they are most likely to push boundaries and take risks when things go wrong, hence it is vital that they are equipped with the knowledge and confidence to help others and themselves. Objective: The objective of this study conducted in 2019, was to evaluate the effectiveness of self-Instructional module on first aid management of selected minor injuries (falls, nose bleeding, insect bite, minor burns and fits) by comparing the pretest and post-test knowledge scores of school students. Methodology: A quantitative approach with pre experimental, one group pretest post test design was used. Sample and sampling technique: This study included 60 samples of senior secondary school students. Samples were selected using convenient sampling technique. Setting: The research setting was Govt. Senior secondary school, Bhattakuffar, Shimla. Tools: The Socio Demographic Performa and structured knowledge questionnaires was used to collect the data. After assessing the preexisting knowledge of the samples, (SIM) on first aid management of selected minor injuries was administered to the students. At the end post test was conducted. Results: In analysis both descriptive and inferential statistical methods were used. The pre-test mean score was 14.82.The post test mean score was 21.77. The difference in mean% was 6.95.The results of the post test depicted that, (30%) students had moderate knowledge, and (70%) had adequate knowledge and none of the students had inadequate knowledge. The conclusion of the study revealed that there was significant improvement in the knowledge on first aid management of selected minor injuries among students after administration of SIM.
How to cite this article:
Shivani Saklani. Assessment of the effectiveness of self- instructional module on knowledge regarding first aid management of selected minor injuries among students of Govt. senior secondary school: A pre-experimental study. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(3):346-351.