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Knowledge and attitude regarding cardiopulmonary resuscitation among secondary school students in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia: a pilot study

Mustafa Ali Alkadhem, Ali Ibrahim Alshaqaqiq, Hussain Ahmed Alshaqaqiq, Tumadhir Abdullah Alkihsi, Mohammed Saleh Albattat.


Abstract
Background: Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is one of the leading causes of death around the world. It is a major life-threatening emergency with high mortality which needs immediate intervention. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) plays a fundamental role in the survival of SCA. Studies in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) show that only a few victims of SCA receive CPR. The objective of this study is to assess knowledge and attitude about CPR among secondary school students in Al Ahsa, KSA.
Methodology: This is a cross-sectional study conducted among secondary school students in Al Ahsa, KSA from 2019 to 2020. The study had 387 participants including male and female secondary school students, and the data were collected using an online self-administrated questionnaire.
Results: Male participants were 50.6%, while female participants were 49.4%. Most of the participants (98.4%) were Saudi. Among the total, 23.8% did not had any information about CPR, and 40.3% stated they didn't know the meaning of CPR. Only 25.3% of participants had taken a basic life support (BLS) course, and 53.5% thought that the BLS course should be mandatory.
Conclusion: The findings of the study reflected a poor level of knowledge about BLS and CPR among secondary school students in Al Ahsa, KSA. The introduction of BLS and CPR courses in the curriculum of secondary schools in Al Ahsa city is highly recommended.

Key words: Awareness, basic life support, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, male students, female students, secondary school students


 
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Alkadhem MA, Alshaqaqiq AI, Alshaqaqiq HA, Alkihsi TA, Albattat MS. Knowledge and attitude regarding cardiopulmonary resuscitation among secondary school students in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia: a pilot study. IJMDC. 2020; 4(3): 676-681. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1576709193


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Alkadhem MA, Alshaqaqiq AI, Alshaqaqiq HA, Alkihsi TA, Albattat MS. Knowledge and attitude regarding cardiopulmonary resuscitation among secondary school students in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia: a pilot study. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=78547 [Access: February 27, 2024]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1576709193


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Alkadhem MA, Alshaqaqiq AI, Alshaqaqiq HA, Alkihsi TA, Albattat MS. Knowledge and attitude regarding cardiopulmonary resuscitation among secondary school students in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia: a pilot study. IJMDC. 2020; 4(3): 676-681. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1576709193



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Alkadhem MA, Alshaqaqiq AI, Alshaqaqiq HA, Alkihsi TA, Albattat MS. Knowledge and attitude regarding cardiopulmonary resuscitation among secondary school students in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia: a pilot study. IJMDC. (2020), [cited February 27, 2024]; 4(3): 676-681. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1576709193



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Alkadhem, M. A., Alshaqaqiq, . A. I., Alshaqaqiq, . H. A., Alkihsi, . T. A. & Albattat, . M. S. (2020) Knowledge and attitude regarding cardiopulmonary resuscitation among secondary school students in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia: a pilot study. IJMDC, 4 (3), 676-681. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1576709193



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Alkadhem, Mustafa Ali, Ali Ibrahim Alshaqaqiq, Hussain Ahmed Alshaqaqiq, Tumadhir Abdullah Alkihsi, and Mohammed Saleh Albattat. 2020. Knowledge and attitude regarding cardiopulmonary resuscitation among secondary school students in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia: a pilot study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (3), 676-681. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1576709193



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Alkadhem, Mustafa Ali, Ali Ibrahim Alshaqaqiq, Hussain Ahmed Alshaqaqiq, Tumadhir Abdullah Alkihsi, and Mohammed Saleh Albattat. "Knowledge and attitude regarding cardiopulmonary resuscitation among secondary school students in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia: a pilot study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 676-681. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1576709193



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alkadhem, Mustafa Ali, Ali Ibrahim Alshaqaqiq, Hussain Ahmed Alshaqaqiq, Tumadhir Abdullah Alkihsi, and Mohammed Saleh Albattat. "Knowledge and attitude regarding cardiopulmonary resuscitation among secondary school students in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia: a pilot study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.3 (2020), 676-681. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1576709193



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Alkadhem, M. A., Alshaqaqiq, . A. I., Alshaqaqiq, . H. A., Alkihsi, . T. A. & Albattat, . M. S. (2020) Knowledge and attitude regarding cardiopulmonary resuscitation among secondary school students in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia: a pilot study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (3), 676-681. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1576709193





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