Effectiveness of Planned Teaching on Knowledge Regarding First Aid for Burns and its Prevention among Parents of Children Under Five Years LC01-LC06
Archana Parshuram Taksande,
Mathma Fule Colney, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India.
Introduction: Naturally, the kids are curious. They begin exploring their environment and engaging with new objects as soon as they are mobile. But at the same time, while playing with fire or touching hot objects, they are likely to cause serious harm to themselves. Burn is characterised as damage to the skin or other organic tissue caused by thermal trauma, occurring when any or more of the skin cells or other tissue are killed by hot liquids, hot solids (contact burns), or flames (flame burns). Owing to radiation, radioactivity, strength, friction or chemical contact, burns are also considered to be skin or other organic tissue wounds.
Aim: To determine the current awareness of parents of children under five years with respect to first aid for burns and prevention. Evaluating the efficacy of planned awareness teaching among parents and to associate the knowledge with the selected demographic variables.
Materials and Methods: The present study was conducted in rural areas of Wardha, Maharashtra and 60 participants were recruited on the basis of inclusion criteria, using the purposeful technique of sampling. Structured questionnaires were the resources and the expected teaching was provided after the pre-test.
Results: According to the findings of the analysis in the score of pre-test information, 30% of parents of under five years kids had poor awareness score level, 70% of the parents of under five kids had average awareness score level, mean knowledge score was 5.20±1.97, post-test 10% of the parents of under five years kids had average, 80% good and 10% with an outstanding degree of knowledge score, the mean knowledge score was 10.30±1.87. Mean percentage score, pre-test was 32.50±12.32 and post-test, it improved to 64.37±11.73, thus indicating improved understanding of first aid for burns and its prevention for most parents.
Conclusion: It was statistically interpreted that the planned teaching program of the parents of children under five years on knowledge regarding emergency management and prevention of burns was very effective and has improved the knowledge significantly.