J Korean Acad Fundam Nurs.  2009 Nov;16(4):430-437.

Analysis of Nursing Students' Knowledge, Attitude and Ability to Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Mokpo-Catholic University, Korea. gracekim@mcu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Emergency Medical Technology, Gwangju Health College University, Korea.
  • 3Department of Nursing, Chunnam Techno College, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was designed to provide a systematic understanding of nursing students' knowledge, attitude and ability to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Fundamental data regarding CPR education was processed in order to analyze factors influencing knowledge, attitude and ability.
METHODS
A total of 663 nursing students from G city and South Jeolla Province participated in this study during March and April 2009. Questionnaires were used to gather the data. Descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, and Pearson correlation coefficients with SPSS WIN 12.0 were used for data analysis.
RESULTS
The mean score for knowledge regarding CPR was 7.84 of a total possible score of 15, for attitude, 39.90 of a total possible score of 55 and for performance ability, 40.17 of a total possible score of 75. There was a positive correlation between CPR knowledge, attitude and performance ability. As knowledge increased so did attitude and performance ability.
CONCLUSION
In order to develop positive attitudes in nursing students toward the performance of CPR, we need to strengthen education related to CPR and create effective education programs which are focused particularly on practical training for the students.

Keyword

Nursing students; Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); Knowledge; Attitude; Ability

MeSH Terms

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Humans
Surveys and Questionnaires
Statistics as Topic
Students, Nursing
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