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ISSN Print: 2394-7489, ISSN Online: 2394-7497
ICV 2019: 92.11

International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2019, Vol. 5 Issue 3, Part B

A comparative evaluation of first aid knowledge and attitude among medical, dental and pharmacy students in AIMST University, Malaysia

AUTHOR(S): Khushboo Gupta, Saurabh Singh, Yap Xin Yi, Yaw Wai Joon, Yin Hwei Ting and Yoon Thim Seng
ABSTRACT:Background: First Aid is regarded as a basic set of skill vital in order to save a life in an urgent situation. The evaluation of level of first aid skills in health science students is pertinent to determine if first aid training is being sufficiently provided.
Aim: To assess the level of knowledge and attitude in providing first aid care by health science students from the faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy in AIMST University.
Methodology: A cross-sectional study conducted on a sample of 222 students from the faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy using a validated optional questionnaire related to first aid.
Results: In terms of knowledge, overall the medical students manage to record the most correctly answered question in comparison to dental and pharmacy students. The p-value calculated was less than 0.05 hence noting that the there is a significant difference in terms of knowledge between the 3 faculty. However the p-value obtained for the attitude was more than 0.05 citing no significant difference in attitude among the students from the 3 faculty.
Conclusion: From the results we can conclude that the First Aid Knowledge amongst health science students in AIMST can be improved. The study also showed that the students have a positive attitude towards first aid.
Pages: 91-95  |  341 Views  13 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Khushboo Gupta, Saurabh Singh, Yap Xin Yi, Yaw Wai Joon, Yin Hwei Ting, Yoon Thim Seng. A comparative evaluation of first aid knowledge and attitude among medical, dental and pharmacy students in AIMST University, Malaysia. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2019;5(3):91-95.
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