Title

Levels of preparedness of the health volunteers in giving first aid and basic life support in selected barangays in Dasmariñas, Cavite

Date of Completion

2006

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Volunteers, First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Abstract

The study utilized the descriptive method of research involving 80 health volunteers as the respondents using purposive sampling technique. The researchers used a self-made questionnaire used to evaluate the level of preparedness of the respondents in giving first aid and basic life support in selected barangay in Dasmarinas, Cavite. Mean, standard deviation, frequency, F-test (ANOVA) and t-test were used as the statistical treatment for data analysis. In the light of the findings summarized, the following conclusions were drawn: (1) Majority of the respondents belonged to age group 41-50 years old, female, married, had reached high school level, were living within the community, with training on first aid and basic life support and have 6-10 years length of service as community health volunteer; (2) The respondents were prepared to a great extent in giving first aid and basic life support in terms of health assessment skills and first aid competencies. The respondents’ level of preparedness in terms of first aid management and basic life support skills is to a moderate extent; (3) Demographic variables such as age, civil status, area of residence, and length of service were not related to the levels of preparedness of the respondents in giving first aid and basic life support in terms of health assessment skills, first aid management skills, basic life support skills and first aid competencies. On the other hand, respondents’ educational attainment appeared to have influences to the level of preparedness in terms of first aid management skills and basic life support skills. Respondent’s gender was found to be a predictor on the level of preparedness in terms of basic life support skills and first aid competencies. Males have a higher level of preparedness as compared to females for both areas. Th variable training background was found to be significant to the respondent’s level of preparedness in terms of basic life support skills. Respondents with training on basic first aid and life support were found to have higher level of preparedness than those without training.

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