Assess Knowledge and Attitudes on First-Aid Measures for Selected Domestic Accidents among Caretakers of Under-Five Children

Authors

  • Pushplata Manta1 , Kanu Mahajan2 , Kanika Guleria3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2412

Keywords:

Mothers, Age, Education, Occupation, Socio-Economic Status.

Abstract

Background: Mishaps are one of the fifth driving reasons for death in industrialized and creating nations.
Wounds emerging from mishaps are an expanding general medical issue. Mishaps are a noteworthy reason
for dreariness and mortality in kids.
Objectives: The present study was undertaken to find out the knowledge level of women regarding domestic
accidents among children.
Method: A descriptive comparative research design was used for the present study. A study sample of 100
care takers of under- five children (50 residing in rural area and 50 residing in urban area) were selected with
help of purposive sampling method. Structured questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge and Likert
scale was used to find out the attitude regarding first aid measures regarding selected domestic accidents
among under five children.
Results: In rural area maximum numbers of care takers had average knowledge regarding domestic accidents
i.e. 74%, 22% had good knowledge and 4% had below average. Where as in urban area maximum numbers
of care takers had average knowledge regarding domestic accidents i.e. 62%, 33% had good knowledge and
8% had below average. In rural area maximum numbers of care takers had undecided attitude regarding
domestic accidents i.e. 64%, 36% had strongly disagree attitude and 0% had strongly agree attitude regarding
statements. Where as in urban area maximum numbers of care takers had undecided attitude regarding
domestic accidents i.e. 78%, 20% had strongly disagree attitude and 2% had strongly agree attitude regarding
statements.
Conclusion: The study findings concluded that majority of care takers have average knowledge and undecided
attitude towards domestic accidents of under five children. So, the researcher provides the information
booklet to enhance and improve knowledge and attitude of care takers towards domestic accidents.

Author Biography

Pushplata Manta1 , Kanu Mahajan2 , Kanika Guleria3

1
Nursing Tutor, 2Nursing Tutor, 3Assistant Professor, Chitkara School of Health Sciences,
Chitkara University Punjab

Published

2021-01-09

How to Cite

Pushplata Manta1 , Kanu Mahajan2 , Kanika Guleria3. (2021). Assess Knowledge and Attitudes on First-Aid Measures for Selected Domestic Accidents among Caretakers of Under-Five Children. Medico Legal Update, 21(1), 790-793. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2412