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Perception, attitude and knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in dental hygiene students

Park Sung Suk 1 Jang Gye Won 2 Mi-Yeong Hwang 3

1대구과학대학교
2진주보건대학교
3동남보건대학교

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Objectives : It is considered that the education of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the preparation for quick response to cardiac arrest are very important to dental hygiene students who get employed in dental clinics and hospitals after graduation. The purpose of the study is to investigate the perception, attitude and knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation(CPR)in dental hygiene students and to provide basic data to educate CPR education program for the dental hygiene students. Methods : The study subjects were 260 students in the department of dental hygiene in J city health college. A self-reported questionnaire was conducted from May 1st to 31st 2013. A frequency analysis and x2-test was carried out to confirm the general characteristics of the 260respondents. Results : The perception rate of the CPR was 55.8%(145 persons). There were positive correlations between perception and attitude of CPR (r=.202) and attitude and knowledge(r=.249). Conclusions : CPR performance is the vital to the cardiac arrest victim. So it is necessary to educate the dental hygiene students in case of emergency situation. It is necessary to educate CPR and basic life support (BLS) in dental hygiene students.

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