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Table 3 Concern regarding basic life support (BLS) among health-care providers in pre-BLS (n = 421) and post-BLS (n = 321) groups

From: Impact of basic life-support training on the attitudes of health-care workers toward cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation

Concern (10 statements) BLS group Disagree n (%) Neutral n (%) Agree n (%) χ2 p value
1. I think that the fear of further harming a heart attack victim affects me Pre 202 (48.3) 139 (33.0) 77 (18.4) 8.454 0.015*
Post 119 (39.4) 132 (3.7) 51 (16.9)
2. I believe that lack of self-confidence influences me in initiating CPR Pre 150 (35.7) 115 (27.4) 155 (36.9) 2.287 0.319
Post 105 (34.7) 98 (32.3) 100 (33.0)
3. I fear that my lack of training influences me greatly in initiating CPR Pre 123 (29.3) 127 (30.2) 170 (40.5) 1.337 0.513
Post 93 (30.7) 100 (33.0) 110 (36.3)
4. I believe that a young victim positively affects my decision to initiate CPR Pre 205 (48.8) 119 (28.3) 96 (22.9) 4.762 0.092
Post 126 (41.9) 107 (35.5) 68 (22.6)
5. I think a victim being of a different gender affects me Pre 299 (71.2) 64 (15.2) 57 (13.6) 13.856 0.001*
Post 185 (61.1) 80 (26.4) 38 (12.5)
6. I think a victim being from a different geographic area affects me Pre 291 (69.3) 79 (18.8) 50 (11.9) 7.175 0.028*
Post 183 (60.6) 81 (26.8) 38 (12.6)
7. I think that lack of legal coverage greatly affects me Pre 180 (43.0) 100 (23.9) 139 (33.1) 17.462 <0.001*
Post 107 (35.3) 116 (38.3) 80 (26.4)
8. I think that my fear of contracting a disease affects me Pre 178 (42.4) 130 (31.0) 112 (26.6) 3.927 0.140
Post 113 (37.3) 115 (38.0) 75 (24.7)
9. I believe that if I know the victim, this will positively affect my decision Pre 187 (44.7) 94 (22.5) 137 (32.8) 4.654 0.098
Post 124 (41.2) 89 (29.6) 88 (29.2)
10. I think that a victim being of the same gender will affect my decision to initiate CPR Pre 288 (68.7) 75 (17.9) 56 (13.4) 10.268 0.006*
Post 175 (58.1) 82 (27.2) 44 (14.7)
  Pre-BLS Post-BLS  
Concern score n (%) n (%)  
High (≥50%) 153 (36.3) 119 (37.1)  
Low (<50%) 268 (63.7) 202 (62.9)   χ2 = 0.042, p = 0.84
Mean ± SD 37.4 ± 24.6 39.4 ± 22.9   t = −1.089, p = 0.28
  1. Abbreviations: BLS basic life support; CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation, *statistical significance
  2. Figures shown in the table are for available data only