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Ponirou P.,National and Kapodistrian University of Athens | Diomidous M.,National and Kapodistrian University of Athens | Mantas J.,National and Kapodistrian University of Athens | Kalokairinou A.,National and Kapodistrian University of Athens | And 3 more authors.
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics | Year: 2014

The education in First Aid through health education programs can help in promoting the health of the population. Meanwhile, the development of alternative forms of education with emphasis on distance learning implemented with e-learning creates an innovative system of knowledge and skills in different population groups. The main purpose of this research proposal is to investigate the effectiveness of the educational program to candidates educators about knowledge and emergency preparedness at school. The study used the Solomon four group design (2 intervention groups and 2 control groups). Statistical analysis showed significant difference within the four groups. Intervention groups had improved significantly their knowledge showing that the program was effective and that they would eventually deal with a threatening situation with right handlings. There were no statistical significant findings regarding other independent variables (p>0,05).The health education program with the implementation of synchronous distance learning succeeded to enhance the knowledge of candidates educators. © 2014 The authors and IOS Press. All rights reserved.

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