Public Confidence and Self-Reported Efficacy in Basic Life Support Skills in Cypriot General Practice

For this study, a questionnaire adapted on that used by Aaberg et al. in 2014, focused on understanding, and that used by Cheskes in 2014, focused on public perceptions, was used. The questionnaire was distributed by email to patients registered at the Apostolos Loukas Medical Centre, Nicosia and completed through Google Forms.

The results from the questionnaire show a clear picture that the majority of participants did not feel knowledgeable in Basic Life Support (BLS) skills and as such would not be confident in performing basic life support skills. The majority (72.4%) did not know the ratio for chest compressions to rescue breathes which is essential to provide the most effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).


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