The purpose of the study was to determine the attitudes toward cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training and subsequent CPR use of training and subsequent CPR use of 172 CPR-trained family members of cardiac patients.
The majority (88.9%) reported positive attitudes.
Only 14 (8.1%) reported feeling too responsible for their family member.
One hundred and forty-one (81.9%) said that they would perform CPR if required to do so.
Family members do not feel unduly burdened by learning CPR, and CPR training should be recommended to families of patients at risk for sudden cardiac death.
Mots-clés Pascal : Réanimation cardiocirculatoire, Formation, Milieu familial, Attitude, Homme, Prévention, Mort subite, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Intensive cardiocirculatory care, Formation, Family environment, Attitude, Human, Prevention, Sudden death, Cardiovascular disease, United States, North America, America
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