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Khatami M, Ziaie A, Aghamiri S, Ardalan A, Ahmadnejad E. Assessment of First Aid Training among Student Volunteers of Iranian Red Crescent Society, 2007. irje 2010; 6 (1) :10-17
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Background & Objective: First aid education constitutes a major priority area for the Iranian Red Crescent. The present study assessed the student volunteers' knowledge of first aid procedures and their attitudes concerning strategies for community education.
Methods: In this survey 5626 volunteers were selected based on a complex sampling design, in 5 different provinces of Iran.
Results: A total of 3581 students (63.7%) had attended the Red Crescent's first aid training courses. The mean knowledge score of the sample was 9.36 out of a maximum of 18 (CI 95%= 9.29-9.43), with only 674 subjects (11.9%) showing a high level of knowledge. Having training prior attending in this course and higher education were statistically significant related with their knowledge score (p<0.05). The mean score of their attitude was 33.60 out of a maximum of 45 (95% CI = 33.41-33.79), and only it was found to be related to previous training (p = 0.04).
Conclusion: IRCS should expand its first aid training for young volunteers. This health educational programs should be supported by multidisciplinary work by governmental organizations such as ministry of education.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2009/08/25 | Accepted: 2009/12/19 | Published: 2013/09/3

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