Factors associated with CPR certification within an elderly community

Samuel M Keim, Kurt Anderson, Erin Siegel, Daniel W Spaite, Terence D Valenzuela

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Objective: To determine the frequency of CPR certification amongst residents living within a predominantly elderly community and examine the perceived barriers to learning basic CPR and factors associated with intent to become certified. Methods: A household survey was sent with a community newsletter to each home of a non-gated elderly community that requires one member of each household to be at least 55 years of age. The community consists of 2488 homes (approximately 4000 residents). Thirteen Yes/No questions were asked in a skip-pattern based upon the question: "Are you CPR certified?" Data analysis included univariate, bivariate, and logistic regression. Results: 947 participants with a mean age of 69 completed and returned the survey. Forty-eight percent of the participants had received prior training in CPR. Eighty-four percent were not currently certified in CPR, and top reasons cited were: 'don't know why' (36%), 'lack of interest' (20%), 'concerned about health risks' (17%). Forty-six percent of those not certified desired certification. Increasing age was inversely associated with CPR certification status and the desire to be certified. Conclusion: Almost half of the residents in this predominantly elderly community had received prior training in CPR, although most were not currently certified and cite significant specific and non-specific reasons and obstacles. Improved survival requires targeted interventions to achieve higher proportions of CPR-competent individuals in such high-risk communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-274
Number of pages6
JournalResuscitation
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

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Keywords

  • Aged
  • Basic life support (BLS)
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Education
  • Out-of-hospital CPR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Nursing(all)

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Factors associated with CPR certification within an elderly community. / Keim, Samuel M; Anderson, Kurt; Siegel, Erin; Spaite, Daniel W; Valenzuela, Terence D.

In: Resuscitation, Vol. 51, No. 3, 2001, p. 269-274.

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