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Table 8 Distribution attitudes towards ALS by specialty

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

  Speciality P value*
Specialties where ALS frequently encountered (31) Specialties where ALS frequently not encountered (28)
5). Are you confident enough in selecting or giving emergency drugs (n = 402)
 Yes 13 (44.8 %) 14 (50.0 %) 0.509
 No 11 (37.9 %) 12 (42.9 %)
 Not sure 5 (17.2 %) 2 (7.1 %)
 Total 29 (100) 28 (100)
6). Do you think that the ALS course should be re-evaluated frequently (n = 397)
 Yes 29 (100.0 %) 27 (96.4 %) Fishers exact test (2 tailed)
0.491
 No 0 1 (3.6 %)
 Total 29 (100) 282 (100)
7). Do you think that you are confident enough in saving a life with your ALS knowledge (n = 399)
 Yes 13 (44.8 %) 12 (42.9 %) 0.767
 No 10 (34.5 %) 8 (28.6 %)
 Not sure 6 (20.7 %) 8 (28.6 %)
 Total 29 (100) 28 (100)
  1. * P value was calculated by using Chi square test