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Table 3 Questions on basic life support and the use of an automated external defibrillator

From: Direct mail improves knowledge of basic life support guidelines in general practice: a randomised study

  Control (n=252) Direct-mail (n=216) P-value
Diagnosis of a cardiac arrest 70 (27.7%) 58 (26.8%) 0.84
The first action to take when a person has cardiac arrest in your clinic 79 (31.3%) 73 (33.7%) 0.62
Recommended compression depth 100 (39.5%) 143 (66.2%) <0.001
Recommended compression frequency 95 (37.7%) 133 (61.6%) <0.001
Recommended compression ventilation ratio 176 (69.8%) 162 (75.0%) 0.25
Recommended volume for ventilation 231 (91.7%) 190 (88.0%) 0.22
When to place a person in the recovery position 240 (95.2%) 200 (92.6%) 0.25
When to use an automated external defibrillator at a cardiac arrest 220 (87.3%) 184 (85.2%) 0.67
How to place the automated external defibrillator pads 224 (88.9%) 183 (84.7%) 0.22
  1. The table shows the questions asked in the questionnaire on basic life support and use of an automated external defibrillator. Correct answers to questions in the control and intervention group are presented as counts and proportion.