• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 47, Pages: 1-6

Original Article

Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice about CPR and Associated Factors among Laypersons in Dammam, Riyadh, and Jeddah


Background: Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a crucial life-saving skill that should be taught to all members of the community. Objectives: To evaluate the knowledge, attitude, and practice about CPR and associated factors among laypersons. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study that was done among layperson in Dammam, Riyadh, and Jeddah. Among 527 participants, 364 (69%) were male, and 163 (31%) were female. Most of our participants 472 (89.6%) did not receive CPR training while the remaining 55 (10.4%) received the CPR training. Results: Our results reveal that a significant correlation exists between education level and the CPR training received. The participants with a higher educational level are significantly higher among participants who received the training. Conclusions: Layperson CPR training rate in the study area (Dammam, Riyadh, and Jeddah) less common than in many developed countries.


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