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Table 6 Association between willingness and barriers of performing CPR and CPR knowledge source among aware participants

From: Knowledge of non-healthcare individuals towards cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a cross-sectional study in Riyadh City, Saudi Arabia

Variables Source of knowledge
Formal CPR course n (%) Campaign n (%) Media n (%) p value
In case of SCA, who would you perform CPR for?
 A family member 30 (78.9) 34 (77.3) 85 (25.7) < 0.001
 A friend 25 (65.8) 26 (59.1) 49 (14.8) < 0.001
 A neighbour 23 (60.5) 24 (54.5) 42 (12.7) < 0.001
 A stranger 20 (52.6) 22 (50.0) 23 (6.9) < 0.001
 I know how to perform CPR, but will not do it 7 (18.4) 7 (15.9) 5 (1.5) < 0.001
 I do not feel confident to perform CPR 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 274 (82.8) < 0.001
What barriers may stop you from performing CPR for a family member or a friend?
 Breaking a rib bone 16 (42.1) 18 (40.9) 74 (22.4) 0.002
 Causing an internal organ damage 10 (26.3) 14 (31.8) 45 (13.6) 0.002
 Legal issues 4 (10.5) 4 (9.1) 16 (4.8) 0.154
 Stopping heart from work 5 (13.2) 8 (18.2) 26 (7.9) <0.001
 Infection 4 (10.5) 3 (6.8) 5 (1.5) 0.003
 I have no fear, I will perform CPR 18 (47.4) 16 (36.4) 14 (4.2) <0.001
 Inadequate knowledge and skill of CPR 0 (0.0) 1 (2.3) 277 (83.7) < 0.001
What barriers may stop you from performing CPR for a stranger?
 Breaking a rib bone 8 (21.1) 13(29.5) 68 (20.5) 0.393
 Causing an internal organ damage 9 (23.7) 15 (34.1) 41 (12.4) < 0.001
 Stopping heart from work 7 (18.4) 11 (25.0) 18 (5.4) < 0.001
 Legal issues 16 (42.1) 15 (34.1) 72 (21.8) 0.008
 Infection 4 (10.5) 5 (11.4) 15 (4.5) 0.054
 I have no fear, I will perform CPR 14 (36.8) 15 (34.1) 9 (2.7) < 0.001
 Inadequate knowledge and skill of CPR 0 (0.0) 1 (2.3) 275 (83.1) < 0.001
  1. CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation, SCA sudden cardiac arrest