Title

Layperson CPR--are we training the right people

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine; Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Date

9-1984

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Adult; Age Factors; *Coronary Disease; Data Collection; Educational Status; *Family; Female; Humans; Male; Massachusetts; Middle Aged; Resuscitation

Disciplines

Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Women's Studies

Abstract

A case-control study was undertaken to examine differences in the extent of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training among family members of patients with and without coronary heart disease. There were no significant differences in the proportion of family members of patients with coronary disease (22.0%) who had ever taken a CPR course compared to family members of patients seen in a primary care clinic (25.6%) or in randomly selected neighborhood controls (28.7%). Family members of patients with coronary disease, however, had not only taken fewer CPR courses but had taken these courses considerably further in the past than had respective comparison groups. Moreover only 9% of these family members had taken CPR due to their family member's coronary disease.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Ann Emerg Med. 1984 Sep;13(9 Pt 1):701-4.

Related Resources

Link to article in PubMed

PubMed ID

6465651