Knowledge, attitude, and associated factors regarding first aid among nursing students in selected governmental teaching hospitals in Addis Ababa,Ethiopia,2021.

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Addis Abeba University


Background: First aid management is the provision of emergency medical assistance to a person who has been hurt or becomes suddenly ill, utilizing whatever facilities or resources are available at the time before regular medical help is impacted. It is critical to guarantee that university students, including health science students, are adequately trained to deal with such events. Objective; To assess knowledge, attitude, and association factor regarding first aid among nursing students in a selected governmental teaching hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2021. Methods; cross-sectional study design was implemented. Structured self-administered questionnaires were used on comprehensive nursing students. The collected data were cleaned and entered into epi data version 4.6.0 and exported to SPSS Ver.26 for analysis. Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to show the effect of the independent variable on the dependent variable. The adjusted odds ratio was used to interpret the strength of association at 95% CI. Statistical significance had been assured by a P value<0.05 in multivariate analysis. Result; Out of 217 nursing students 206 completed and returned the questionnaire with a nonresponse rate of 5%. Out of them 149 (72.3%) were females, the mean age of study participants was 22.2 years. Among study participants, 58.7% of nursing students had good knowledge however 86.9% of them had a positive attitude. Sex, study year, first aid training, and course were significantly associated with knowledge of FA on multivariate logistic regression (p≤0.05) whereas only sex was significantly associated with attitude towards FA (p≤0.05). Conclusion and recommendation; the overall level of FA knowledge among nursing students attending a selected teaching hospital was inadequate however they had a positive attitude. There was a significant difference in knowledge between students attending FA courses and those without that imply the need for designing future training programs to train nursing students at the beginning of their nursing career, regular and refresher training should also be implemented.



First aid, nursing student, knowledge