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Table 5 Distribution of attitudes towards ALS by age categories of participants

From: A study on the knowledge and attitudes on advanced life support among medical students and medical officers in a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka

  Age categories P value*
<24 years 24–29 years ≥30 years
1). I feel that my internship training is adequate to equip me to handle resuscitation confidently (n = 57)
 Yes   1 (25.0 %) 8 (15.1 %) 0.388
 No   2 (50.0 %) 41 (77.4 %)
 Not sure   1 (25.0 %) 4 (7.5 %)
 Total   4 (7.01 %) 53 (92.99 %)
5). Are you confident enough in selecting or giving emergency drugs (n = 402)
 Yes 14 (11.3 %) 43 (19.1 %) 27 (50.9 %) <0.001
 No 84 (67.7 %) 119 (52.9 %) 20 (37.7 %)
 Not sure 26 (21.0 %) 63 (28.0 %) 6 (11.3 %)
 Total 124 (30.8 %) 225 (56.0 %) 53 (13.2 %)
6). Do you think that the ALS course should be re-evaluated frequently (n = 397)
 Yes 113 (93.4 %) 210 (94.2 %) 52 (98.1 %) 0.438
 No 8 (6.6 %) 13 (5.8 %) 1 (1.9 %)
 Total 121 (30.5 %) 223 (56.2 %) 53 (13.4 %)
7). Do you think that you are confident enough in saving a life with your ALS knowledge (n = 399)
 Yes 28 (22.8 %) 75 (33.6 %) 25 (47.2 %) 0.023
 No 47 (38.2 %) 68 (30.5 %) 15 (28.3 %)
 Not sure 48 (39.0 %) 80 (35.9 %) 13 (24.5 %)
 Total 123 (30.8 %) 223 (55.9 %) 53 (13.3 %)
  1. * P value was calculated by using Chi square test