Event Title

Child injury prevention short course in Karachi, Pakistan – lessons learnt

Location

Auditorium Pond Side

Start Date

26-2-2014 10:30 AM

Abstract

Introduction: Department of Emergency Medicine (WHO Collaborating Center for Emergency and Trauma Care) in collaboration with Department of Continuing Professional Education, Aga Khan University organised a two day course “WHO Prevention of Child Injury”. The purpose of this course was to describe epidemiologic trend and understand principles of child injury prevention methodology. Pretest and posttest were taken to assess the impact of course in improving knowledge.

Methods: The two day workshop was organized on 17th and 18th March the topics/ presentations were followed by different group and individual activities. The Wilcoxon signed rank test was applied to see the difference in pre and posttests. Result: There were a total of 25 participants in the course. Most of them were from Karachi while seven participants were from other cities including Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore, Umerkot and Sukkur. The participants included master candidate in epidemiology and biostatistics (n=5), research officers (n=4), police officer (n=1), pediatrician (n=2), health department administrators (n=6), forensic expert (n=2), and public health professionals (n=5). The mean score in pretest was 54.6% ±14.1% while posttest revealed a mean score of 66.8% ±12%. (p -value of <0.029). On a scale of 1-5, 60% and 70% of the participants evaluated this workshop on 4 points.

Conclusion: This workshop had a positive impact on knowledge of participants related to injury prevention principles and methodology. Such trainings/ course should be held on regular basis or incorporated in master level course to highlight the neglected injury area.

Keywords: Injury, Emergency, Karachi, Pakistan

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Feb 26th, 10:30 AM

Child injury prevention short course in Karachi, Pakistan – lessons learnt

Auditorium Pond Side

Introduction: Department of Emergency Medicine (WHO Collaborating Center for Emergency and Trauma Care) in collaboration with Department of Continuing Professional Education, Aga Khan University organised a two day course “WHO Prevention of Child Injury”. The purpose of this course was to describe epidemiologic trend and understand principles of child injury prevention methodology. Pretest and posttest were taken to assess the impact of course in improving knowledge.

Methods: The two day workshop was organized on 17th and 18th March the topics/ presentations were followed by different group and individual activities. The Wilcoxon signed rank test was applied to see the difference in pre and posttests. Result: There were a total of 25 participants in the course. Most of them were from Karachi while seven participants were from other cities including Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore, Umerkot and Sukkur. The participants included master candidate in epidemiology and biostatistics (n=5), research officers (n=4), police officer (n=1), pediatrician (n=2), health department administrators (n=6), forensic expert (n=2), and public health professionals (n=5). The mean score in pretest was 54.6% ±14.1% while posttest revealed a mean score of 66.8% ±12%. (p -value of <0.029). On a scale of 1-5, 60% and 70% of the participants evaluated this workshop on 4 points.

Conclusion: This workshop had a positive impact on knowledge of participants related to injury prevention principles and methodology. Such trainings/ course should be held on regular basis or incorporated in master level course to highlight the neglected injury area.

Keywords: Injury, Emergency, Karachi, Pakistan