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Table 2 Assessment of consciousness, airway obstruction and breathing

From: Smartphone apps to support laypersons in bystander CPR are of ambivalent benefit: a controlled trial using medical simulation

  Control
group (n,%)
Facultative group (n,%) Mandatory group (n,%)
Assessment of consciousness n = 74 n = 64 n = 60
Not checked 5 (6.8 %) 2 (3.1 %) 3 (5.0 %)
Spoke to or touched person 2 (2.7 %) 5 (7.8 %) 4 (6.7 %)
Spoke to and touched person 67 (90.5 %) 57 (89.1 %) 53 (88.3 %)
Assessment of airway obstruction n = 74 n = 63a n = 60
Not checked 24 (32.4 %) 19 (30.2 %) 15 (25.0 %)
Checked, but not correctly 9 (12.2 %) 13 (20.6 %) 12 (20.0 %)
Correctly checked 41 (55.4 %) 31 (49.2 %) 33 (55.0 %)
Assessment of breathing n = 74 n = 64 n = 60
Not checked 7 (9.5 %) 4 (6.2 %) 0
1 out of look, listen, feel 5 (6.8 %) 5 (7.8 %) 10 (16.7 %)
2 out of look, listen, feel 14 (18.8 %) 20 (31.3 %) 12 (20.0 %)
3 out of look, listen, feel 48 (64.9 %) 35 (54.7 %) 38 (63.3 %)
a Legend: difference caused by loss of data