Is peer tutoring beneficial in the context of school resuscitation training?

C Lester, Peter Duncan Donnelly, C Weston

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Abstract

First year pupils at a Cardiff comprehensive school were trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, 106 by the teacher only and 137 by the teacher assisted by older pupils (peer tutoring). Scores in a multiple choice theory test and in practical skill assessment showed no significant difference between instruction methods, but boys taught by the teacher assisted by older pupils expressed less willingness to resuscitate in an emergency than girls instructed by either method (P < 0.01), Girls had higher scores in the multiple choice paper (P < 0.025) and in the skills assessment (P < 0.01), Those pupils who reported some prior knowledge of resuscitation techniques performed better during skill assessment than novice trainees (P < 0.025).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-354
Number of pages8
JournalHealth Education Research
Volume12
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1997

Keywords

  • CORONARY HEART-DISEASE
  • CARDIOPULMONARY-RESUSCITATION
  • SKILLS RETENTION
  • CARDIAC-ARREST
  • CPR SKILLS
  • KNOWLEDGE
  • SURVIVAL
  • STUDENTS
  • HEALTH

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