Objective(s): The objectives of this study
are to assess first aid home for the treatment of food poisoning among children
by mother and to find out the relationship between first aid home for the
treatment of food poisoning and the demographic characteristics including age
of mother, level education of mother, mother’s
occupation, and family’s income. Methodology: A descriptive analytical
study was conducted on mother who applied home first aid for the treatment of
food poisoning in her children. The study
was conducted at the emergency unit in Children Welfare Teaching Hospital
and Child’s Central Teaching Hospital. Starting from 2nd Dec. 2012 up to the
15th Apr. 2013. To achieve the
objectives of the study, a non-probability (purposive) sample of (60)
mother reviewed the emergency unit for the
treatment of food poisoning in her
child suffering from food poisoning and according to special criteria. Data were collected by interview with
mother of the child suffering from food poisoning. Instrument validity was
determined through content validity, by a panel of experts. Reliability of the instrument was determined through the use of
Pearson correlation coefficient for
the test-retest approach, which was
0.85. Analysis of data was performed through the application of
descriptive statistics (frequency, percentage, and mean of score) and inferential statistics (correlation coefficient and one-way analysis of variance).
Results: The results of the study indicated the level mean of scores related to
first aid procedures relating to situations that food poisoning when the poisoning occurs and applied by mother was moderate level on half items and high level on half other from items.
Conclusion: The study concluded most of mothers don’t have prior knowledge of
the procedures used for ambulance cases of food poisoning in children. Recommendations:
The study recommend the need to set up educational sessions for
families especially the
mother about how to first aid food poisoning in children and guide booklets or
information sheet should be printed and distributed to mothers and families
about food poisoning and first aid it, and these booklets or information sheet
should be written in a simple and handed out freely.
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Abbas, A. (2013) Home first aid applied by the mother for the treatment of food poisoning for children. Open Journal of Nursing
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