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The Effect of back muscle strengthening on the quality of chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation

  • Journal of The Korea Society of Computer and Information
  • Abbr : JKSCI
  • 2019, 24(2), pp.157-161
  • DOI : 10.9708/jksci.2019.24.02.157
  • Publisher : The Korean Society Of Computer And Information
  • Research Area : Engineering > Computer Science
  • Received : January 10, 2019
  • Accepted : January 28, 2019
  • Published : February 28, 2019

Yun, Seong-Woo ORD ID 1

1남서울대학교

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ABSTRACT

In this paper, the researcher investigated whether strengthening the back muscles affects the quality of chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation by university students. A total of 50 students majoring in healthcare were included from September 2018 to November. The participants performed chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for 2 min after back muscle strength was measured. Then, after adequate rest, the participants repeated the back muscle strength measurements and chest compressions after taping the erector spinae muscle. The paired t-test was performed to analyze changes in chest compression quality after taping. As results, taping enhanced back muscle strength and positively affected the depth of chest compressions and the compression to recoil ratio. Taping also increased confidence and lowered fatigability during chest compressions, so the participants preferred being taped while performing chest compressions. Based on these results, taping could help emergency room medical personnel specialized in CPR to enhance the quality of CPR and relieve back pain and fatigability by strengthening the back muscles.

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