2009, Cilt 16, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 047-058
Evaluating the Effectiveness of a First Aid Training Course on Drivers
Prof. Dr. Nurhan BAYRAKTAR1, Doç. Dr. Sevilay ŞENOL ÇELİK1, Yrd. Doç. Dr. Hayriye ÜNLÜ2, Yrd. Doç. Dr. Hülya BULUT3
1Hacettepe Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Hemşirelik Bölümü
2Ankara Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Hemşirelik Bölümü
3Gazi Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Hemşirelik Bölümü
Keywords: First aid, education, community education
Introduction: Natural disasters such as earthquake and erosion, war and accidents have been causing disabilities and death of so many people as well as leaving people homeless. First aid training has an important place in preparation of the community to the emergency situation.

Methods: The research was performed to assess the effectiveness of first aid training program for service drivers. Drivers were trained based on a first aid book which was prepared by the researchers, and they were shown how to practice if they need. Data were collected by using pre-test questionnaire, post-test questionnaire and observation form. The collected data were evaluated by percentage, repeated measurements of oneway ANOVA, paired-samples T test, pearson correlation coefficient, and fisher's exact chi-square test.

Results: As a result of this research it was determined that the level of knowledge of service drivers on first aid was increased in posttest. After first aid education, the majority of the drivers received perfect point or near to perfect point in the evaluation of their first aid practices.

Conclusion: Based on these results, wide-spreading of the first aid education programs to whole sections of the community with collaboration of the various associations and foundation and constant and practical of this program and nurses that are taking an effective role in first aid training were suggested.

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