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Table 2 Difficulty in learning specific skills during CPR training

From: Public attitudes towards cardiopulmonary resuscitation training and performance in Singapore

Skill Overall difficulty with specific skills
Mean (SD)
Age group (years) Previous CPR training
9–15 16–20 21–30 31–40 41–50 51–60 61–80 p value Yes No p value
Recognising responsiveness or lack of it 1.71 (1.17) 1.60 (1.13) 1.74 (1.19) 1.55 (1.07) 1.46 (0.94) 1.52 (1.06) 1.82 (1.28) 1.66 (0.91) < 0.001 1.67 (1.17) 1.72 (1.17) 0.182
Recognising absence of breathing 2.51 (1.01) 2.25 (0.84) 2.53 (1.01) 2.38 (0.94) 2.31 (0.92) 2.43 (0.99) 2.52 (1.08) 2.36 (1.07) 0.001 2.54 (1.00) 2.49 (1.00) 0.071
Locating hand position for chest compression 3.28 (1.09) 3.46 (0.94) 3.26 (1.09) 3.41 (1.04) 3.45 (1.04) 3.30 (1.02) 3.05 (1.11) 2.89 (1.17) <0.001 3.30 (1.07) 3.26 (1.09) 0.220
Performing chest compressions 3.77 (1.19) 4.06 (1.10) 3.74 (1.21) 3.83 (1.08) 3.91 (1.08) 3.88 (1.14) 3.96 (1.08) 4.17 (1.04) 0.002 3.75 (1.20) 3.79 (1.19) 0.344
Performing mouth-to-mouth breathing 3.74 (1.37) 3.63 (1.32) 3.72 (1.40) 3.84 (1.30) 3.89 (1.19) 3.89 (1.20) 3.68 (1.37) 4.00 (1.06) 0.105 3.74 (1.37) 3.74 (1.37) 0.958
  1. Ease of learning each skill was rated from 1 (not difficult) to 5 (most difficult). This shows the mean ratings stratified by age group and stratified by previous CPR training