Objective: The purpose of present study is to assess the knowledge of pharmacy students regarding asthma first aid.
Methodology: This quantitative, descriptive and questionnaire based cross sectional study was conducted among pharmacy graduates of two pharmacy colleges of Mirpur, Azad Jammu & Kashmir, from December 2018 to January 2019. Asthma First Aid Knowledge Questionnaire was used because of its proved validation and reliability. Data was collected through convenient sampling method. Data was coded and statistically analyzed by using SPSS V 20.
Results: A total of 126 students participated, in which most of the students were female (n=71, 56.3%) and most of the respondents were between age group of 23-27 years (n=84, 66.7%). This study demonstrated moderate first aid knowledge of asthma among pharmacy students (n=85, 67%). Gender, institute, and year of study had no significant association with overall knowledge (p value = >0.05). Only family history of asthma had significant effect on overall knowledge (p value= 0.001).
Conclusion: The present study concludes that there is dire need to provide adequate knowledge of asthma first aid among the pharmacy graduates to play their role in preventing the mortality and exacerbation of morbidity associated with asthma.