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Table 7 Distribution of attitudes towards ALS by work experience 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

  Position P value*
4th years Final years Medical officers
5). Are you confident enough in selecting or giving emergency drugs (n = 402)
 Yes 10 (8.0 %) 47 (21.4 %) 27 (46.6 %) <0.001
 No 85 (68 %) 114 (52.1 %) 24 (41.4 %)
 Not sure 24 (24.0 %) 58 (26.5 %) 7 (12.1 %)
 Total 125 (100.0) 219 (100) 58 (100)
6). Do you think that the ALS course should be re-evaluated frequently (n = 397)
 Yes 109 (90.1 %) 209 (95.9 %) 57 (98.3 %) 0.032
 No 12 (9.9 %) 9 (4.1 %) 1 (1.7 %)
 Total 121 (100) 218 (100) 58 (100)
7). Do you think that you are confident enough in saving a life with your ALS knowledge (n = 399)
 Yes 27 (21.8 %) 75 (34.6 %) 26 (44.8 %) 0.016
 No 48 (38.7 %) 64 (29.5 %) 18 (31.0 %)
 Not sure 49 (39.5 %) 78 (35.9 %) 14 (24.1 %)
 Total 124 (100) 17 (100) 58 (100)
  1. * P value was calculated by using Chi square test