Table 2

Willingness and confidence in first aid and AED provision in emergencies (n=181)

StatementResponseHealthcare role (%)No healthcare role (%)P value*
If I saw a person requiring urgent medical assistance, I would do all I could to help.Agree20.474.60.96
Disagree1.13.9
I am not very confident about performingCPR in an emergency.Agree6.139.20.02
Disagree15.539.2
An AED is easy to use.Agree19.371.80.73
Disagree2.26.6
If I found a person unconscious, I would not hesitate to initiate use of an AED.Agree18.270.70.33
Disagree3.37.7
Since doing the training course, I feel more confident to handle an emergency situation.Agree16.069.10.03
Disagree5.59.4
I would only use an AED if there was no one else around.Agree6.623.20.86
Disagree14.955.2
  • For questions in bold text, there was a statistical association between the response and health role (or not) of the respondent.

  • *Fisher’s exact test.

  • AED, automated external defibrillator; CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation.