Public Health and Preventive Medicine
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Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Vol.2, No.5, Oct. 2016, Pub. Date: Nov. 2, 2016
A Study on Assessment of Knowledge and Practice Regarding First Aid Measures Among Mine Workers in Kassala State
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[01] Mysara Osman Alfakey, Community Health Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, the National Ribat University, Khartoum, Sudan.
Introduction: A landmine is an actual public health problem which affects mainly the developing countries like Sudan. Sudan has suffered a number of long-lasting conflicts that have contaminated the country with anti-personnel and anti-tank mines as well as other Explosive Remnants of War (ERW). Method: This is a Quasi-experimental design based study. Aimed to assess mine workers knowledge and practice regarding first aid measures in Kassala mine field– Sudan. The study population included all adult deminers between 2nd April 2012 and 20th September 2013. The sample size consist of 90 workers from the National Mine Action Center Kassala sub-office were selected as total converge, the data was collected by used modified tools from literature review and from the National Mine Action Center Kassala sub office it contains main three tools Structured questionnaire sheet, Observational checklist to assess mines worker's performance regarding first aids measures in the field of demining and Reporting Sheet for injury this tool was developed by the researcher to record the incidence of any accident or injury occurs during the period of the study. Descriptive statistics was used to present the data. Quantitative data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics, P value for F test, (ANOVA) for comparing between the different studied groups. For all tests, the significance level was set at p < 0.05. Result: The study findings revealed that majority of the samples (43.3%) were in the age group of 20-29 years, (100%) were male, (34%) of them have secondary school level and (67.8%) occupied as deminer and about (50%) have 2-6 years of experience. The results showed that majority of the samples (70%) had good knowledge and (27%) had average knowledge only (3%) had excellent knowledge about the first aid practice. Among eight areas of the knowledge and practice assessment on first aid measures the main percentage score of the samples were highest (73%) in the area of bleeding and lowest score (28.6%) in the area of inhaled poison. There was no significant association between knowledge and years of experience, on other hand there is significant association between knowledge and workers age. Conclusion: this study suggests that mine workers need proper and regular educational program toward first aid and practice.
Knowledge Practice, Mine Workers, First Aid
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