Developing A Behavioural Intervention To Improve The Effectiveness Of CPR Training For Lay People

  In Scotland, ~3,500 people each year experience cardiac arrest out of hospital; only 5% survive. The availability of early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is essential for survival. Community training programmes in CPR are well established. However, most (65%) people trained in CPR do not actually attempt it when required.

CPR is behaviour, therefore, behavioural science can be used to understand and improve the use of CPR by trained lay-bystanders and thus to save lives. This study will apply behavioural science to identify the most effective behaviour change components of existing CPR training programmes to enable subsequent enhancement of CPR training which will form the basis of a future trial.

  • Start Date:

    1 October 2018

  • End Date:

    31 March 2019

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    Chief Scientists Office

  • Value:

    £27305

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