Event Title

Follow-up household assessment for child unintentional injuries two years after the intervention

Location

Auditorium Pond Side

Start Date

26-2-2014 10:30 AM

Abstract

Objective: This study was undertaken to reveal the myths and misconceptions pertaining to injuries like cut, bruise, sprain, bleeding and amputation etc.

Methods: Study has been conducted from May 2013 till to date and extracted the information of common myths and misconceptions of school teachers about certain injuries.

Results: From total of 97 teachers from 17 schools some common myths observed related to burn were to apply ointment on the affected area 15 (20.5%), toothpaste 6 (8.2%) and icing 5 (6.9%). Regarding amputation, 6 (19%) believed that amputated part cannot be reattached. About bleeding 8 (10.4%) believed to rinse with water. Most common myths related to choking were to cough 18 (25%), drink water 6 (8.3%) and to hit on the back 14 (19%). Related to dog bites; 3 (4.5%) reported that one must try to extract poison from dog bite area, 2 (3.3 %) believed to apply red chili on it. Half of participants believed to give water in fainting. Regarding poisoning 19(32.2%) believed vomit as a solution.

Conclusion: Myths regarding injury treatment/ first aid are prevalent in school teachers. There is need to look educate people to change their misconceptions and train them for first aid training.

Keywords: Injury, Children, Karachi, Pakistan

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Feb 26th, 10:30 AM

Follow-up household assessment for child unintentional injuries two years after the intervention

Auditorium Pond Side

Objective: This study was undertaken to reveal the myths and misconceptions pertaining to injuries like cut, bruise, sprain, bleeding and amputation etc.

Methods: Study has been conducted from May 2013 till to date and extracted the information of common myths and misconceptions of school teachers about certain injuries.

Results: From total of 97 teachers from 17 schools some common myths observed related to burn were to apply ointment on the affected area 15 (20.5%), toothpaste 6 (8.2%) and icing 5 (6.9%). Regarding amputation, 6 (19%) believed that amputated part cannot be reattached. About bleeding 8 (10.4%) believed to rinse with water. Most common myths related to choking were to cough 18 (25%), drink water 6 (8.3%) and to hit on the back 14 (19%). Related to dog bites; 3 (4.5%) reported that one must try to extract poison from dog bite area, 2 (3.3 %) believed to apply red chili on it. Half of participants believed to give water in fainting. Regarding poisoning 19(32.2%) believed vomit as a solution.

Conclusion: Myths regarding injury treatment/ first aid are prevalent in school teachers. There is need to look educate people to change their misconceptions and train them for first aid training.

Keywords: Injury, Children, Karachi, Pakistan