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Socio-demographic Characteristics of Basic Life Support Course Participants

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04251325
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : January 31, 2020
Last Update Posted : June 25, 2020
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Aalborg University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Emergency Medical Services, Capital Region, Denmark

Brief Summary:

Aim The aim of the study is to characterize the typical basic life support (BLS) course participant. The characterization include age, sex, education, ethnicity, income, health care data and cohabitation. All data will be compared with that of the general population. Hereby the study wish identify potential focus areas for recruitment of willing and able bystanders to increase survival. Furthermore, this study will provide a foundation for evaluation of current initiatives.

Significance In Denmark, several population-based campaigns have been initiated to increase the amount of able and willing laypersons to assist at out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). The main focus has been on increasing the quantity of laypersons attending BLS courses. Even measures of changing legislation mandating course participation have been passed and implemented. Estimates state that approximately 3-4.5% of the entire Danish population participates in BLS courses annually. Consequently, a substantial amount of resources has been spent on educating and certifying laypersons in BLS on a population level. In this study, the characteristics of these BLS course participants will be described. This will provide the basis for evaluation of already implemented interventions. Additionally, this study will be able to support course distributors, foundations and national councils in making strategies for further recruitment based on evidence. The present study will assist in pinpointing society groups with a theoretical bystander potential, but low level of BLS education. This can guide future efforts in trying to improve bystander initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and survival from OHCA.

Methods The study population includes all Danish citizens who attended a BLS training course certificate from 2016-2018 above the age of 15. This cut off is based on the earliest mandatory BLS training in primary school. Using Personal Identifications Numbers (PIN) of BLS course participant from January 1st, 2016 to December 31st, 2018, data will be extracted and delivered anonymously, including information on age, sex, income, education, ethnicity and cohabitation, from the Statistics Denmark. The relative risk of BLS course attendance stratified by education and income level, cohabitation status, age of youngest child, urbanization level, sex and ethnicity of the Danish BLS course participants compared to the general population will be presented. Prevalence of BLS courses participants by age and sex will be analyzed and graphically display and prevalence of BLS course participants by income and age will be calculated by regression models. A layperson focus group interview consisting of BLS course participants will be conducted to explore the attending courses participants views of the project and to revise accordingly.

Anonymity is secured through a data processing agreement between the Danish First Aid Council and Statistics Denmark, facilitated by the Copenhagen Emergency Medical Services. An application will be formulated to the Danish Data protection agency regarding storage of data.

Expected outcome A characterization of the typical BLS course participants in Denmark with median age, sex, cohabitation, income and education. The association between sociodemographic characteristics of BLS course participants and relevant prevalence's by the entire population will be presented.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
BLS Recruitment Other: Basic Life Support Courses

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 900000 participants
Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Socio-demographic Characteristics of Basic Life Support Course Participants
Actual Study Start Date : January 1, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : February 1, 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 1, 2022

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Basic Life Support Course Participants
The study population includes all Danish citizens who attended a BLS training course certificate from 2016-2018 above the age of 15.
Other: Basic Life Support Courses
4 hours basic life support courses for laypersons

Background population
The entire danish population above 15 years whom have not attended a BLS training course certificate from 2016-2018.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Sex [ Time Frame: 2016-2018 ]
    Male, female

  2. Age [ Time Frame: 2016-2018 ]
    In either month or days (to enable smooth curves)

  3. Ethnicity [ Time Frame: 2016-2018 ]
    born in Denmark by at least one ethnically Danish parent, born in Denmark by non-Danish parents, born in a Western country other than Denmark, or born in a non-Western country)

  4. Parental birth place [ Time Frame: 2016-2018 ]
    Danish region

  5. Cohabitation status [ Time Frame: 2016-2018 ]
    Living with parents, living alone, living with a person of opposite gender, living with a person of same gender, living in a multi-household which is a household with three or more unrelated adults

  6. Age of youngest child in the household [ Time Frame: 2016-2018 ]
    0, 1-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-11 or 12+ years old, or no children

  7. Level of urbanization [ Time Frame: 2016-2018 ]
    <25, 25-350, >350-1000, >1000-2000, >2000 persons per square kilometer

  8. Education [ Time Frame: 2016-2018 ]
    Primary and lower secondary education, high school, technical and vocational education and training, higher short/middle length education, higher long term education

  9. Income [ Time Frame: 2016-2018 ]
    Deciles relative to gender and birth year


Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Health care data [ Time Frame: 2016-2018 ]
    number of hospitalizations and parameters related to general health



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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All danish citizens whom participated in a certified basic life support course between 2016 and 2019.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

All danish citizens, with a verified personal identification number, whom participated in a certified basic life support course between 2016 and 2019.

Exclusion Criteria:

Basic life support course participants with in-complete/faulty registered personal identification number.


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04251325


Locations
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Denmark
Copenhagen Emergency Medical Services
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2750
Sponsors and Collaborators
Emergency Medical Services, Capital Region, Denmark
Aalborg University
Investigators
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Study Chair: Freddy K Lippert, MD,Ass.Prof Copenhagen Emergency Medical Services
Publications:
Eisenberg M, et al. Acting on the Call. 2019 [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.globalresuscitationalliance.org/wp-content/pdf/acting_on_the_call.pdf
Eisenberg M, et al. A call to establish a global resuscitation alliance. 2018 [ONLINE] Available at: https://foundation915.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/a-call-to-establish-a-global-resuscitation-alliance-2016.pdf [Accessed November 18 2019].
Dansk Hjertestopsregister [Internet/in Danish]. [cited 2019 Nov 06]; Available from: http://hjertestopregister.dk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Dansk-Hjertestopregister-2018.pdf
Copenhagen Emergency Medical Services, research presentation [Internet/in Danish]. [cited 2019 Nov 30]; Available from: https://docplayer.dk/159358374-Trygfondens-hjerteloeber-projekt-region-syd-vejle-12-august-2019.html
TrygFonden [Internet/in Danish]. [cited 2019 Nov 06]; Available from: https://genoplivning.dk/nyt-studie-4-5-danskere-har-vaeret-paa-foerstehjaelpskursus/
Cleveland WS. Devlin SJ, and Grosse E. (1988).

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Responsible Party: Emergency Medical Services, Capital Region, Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04251325    
Other Study ID Numbers: Socio-demographic BLS
First Posted: January 31, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 25, 2020
Last Verified: June 2020

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No