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Status and Factors Influencing Practice of First Aid Services Among Selected Secondary Schools Teachers in Ojodu Berger, Lagos, Nigeria

ADELEKE, Adebowale Abiodun; Prof. ADELERE, E. Adeniran

The use of first aid in schools is essential as injuries often occur. Teachers, in particular can contribute to first aid delivery since they are closely engaged with the students. Hence, this study investigated the status and factors influencing practice of first aid services among secondary school teachers in Ojodu Berger, Lagos, Nigeria. The study employed descriptive cross-sectional design. Two hundred and sixteen teachers were selected through stratified sampling technique Reliability of the instrument was determined using Cronbach’s alpha to ensure internal consistency of the instrument. Thus, Cronbach’s alpha value was 0.852. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics to answer the research questions. The results revealed that majority of the respondents 214(99.1%) had good knowledge of first aid. The total mean score for knowledge was 4.8 ± 0.52. Less than half 198(91.7%) of the respondents had a positive attitude towards status and practice of first aid. The total mean score for attitude was 12.20±0.14 Majority 210(97.2%) of the respondents had adequate enabling factors that discourage the promotion of first aid practice. The total mean score for enabling factor was 12.32±2.29. The study concluded that the respondents had a high level of knowledge of first aid and positive attitude towards first aid. The enabling factors such as first aid kit, safe and secure environment were lacking. The study recommends that more awareness and proper training is needed to help inform and equip teachers on the need to show positive attitude towards first aid victims. Also school administrators should provide adequate first aid kits.



Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Enabling Factors, Practice, First Aid Services,

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