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Assess the Knowledge on First Aid Measures for Snake Bite among Farmers

Mary Minolin, Ranjitha .E

Abstract: Farmers are the back bone of our India. Farmers contributing the 40% of the India total population, the future of our country depend on the health and wealth of the farmers. The farmers undergoing some accidental problems which lead to increase in mortality rate of which snake bite is one of the major health hazard for farmers. People at high risk of making contact with snakes are much less likely to fall victim to snakebite if they develop knowledge of snakes, their habits, and the timely and appropriate ?rst-aid which can be applied to reduce the consequences of snakebites. OBJECTIVES: To assess the knowledge and practice on first aid measure for snake bite among farmers and to find out an association between the level of knowledge on first aid measures for snake bite with selected socio demographic variables. METHODOLOGY: Descriptive survey design was adopted for this study. The sample size for this study consisted of 60 farmers randomly selected with the use of convenient sampling technique from farmers in vadagal village. RESULTS: out of 60 samples, 2(3.33%) have adequate knowledge; 31(51.67%) have moderate knowledge; 27(45%) have inadequate knowledge.

Keywords: First aid measures, snake bite, farmers

Country: India, Subject Area: Nursing and Health Professions

Pages: 1302 - 1304

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019

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Mary Minolin, Ranjitha .E, "Assess the Knowledge on First Aid Measures for Snake Bite among Farmers", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR),, Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019, 1302 - 1304

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