BOTH PEER EDUCATION AND DEMONSTRATION METHOD IMPROVE STUDENT’S KNOWLEDGE IN FIRST AID OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENT
Traffic accident has become one of the main problems in the world with increasing numbers of occurrence annually. Traffic accident needs immediate and accurate treatment before main aid from medical staff. First aid becomes important and immediate interventions which a lay person can perform with minimum or without medical equipment. First aid is closely related to knowledge of a lay person. The people’s knowledge can be improved through peer education and demonstration methods toward students’ knowledge in giving first aid related to traffic accident. This study was an experimental research with pretest-posttest of control group approach. There were respondents consisting of 48 participants devided into two groups. The data was analyzed by using paired t-test and independence sample t-test. Questionnaire were used to measure the knowledge before and after intervention. The findings showed improvement on students’ knowledge about traffic accident with peer education and demonstration methods respectively (p=0.000). There was no difference in improvement of the knowledge for both methods (p=0.512). Peer education and demonstration methods can be used to improve students’ knowledge dealing with first aid of traffic accident.
Keywords:Peer Education Method, Student, Knowledge
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