Levels of cardiac knowledge and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training among older people in Queensland
Johnston, Trish C., Clark, Michele J., Dingle, Genevieve A., & Sanders, Emma (2004) Levels of cardiac knowledge and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training among older people in Queensland. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 23(2), pp. 91-96.
Objectives: The current study was conducted to determine
levels of cardiac knowledge and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training in older people in Queensland, Australia.----------
Methods: A telephone survey of 4490 Queensland adults
examined respondents’ knowledge of coronary heart disease
(CHD) risk factors, knowledge of heart attack symptoms,
knowledge of the local emergency telephone number, as well as respondents’ rates and recency of training in CPR.----------
Results: Older participants, aged 60 years and over, were
approximately one and a half times more likely than the
30–39 year-old reference group to have limited knowledge of
heart disease risk factors (OR = 1.53), and low knowledge of
heart attack symptoms (OR = 1.60). Knowledge of the local
emergency telephone number also decreased with age. Older
participants had significantly lower rates of training in CPR, with almost three quarters (71.7%) reporting that they had never been trained. Older people who had completed CPR
training were significantly less likely to have done so recently.----------
Conclusions: Cardiac knowledge levels and CPR training
rates in older Queensland persons were lower than those
found in the younger population.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training, , , Coronary Heart Disease, Risk Factors|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > COGNITIVE SCIENCE (170200)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
|Deposited On:||12 Jul 2010 09:59|
|Last Modified:||11 Aug 2011 03:15|
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