Don't be afraid: save a life with CPR. Determinants of citizen's intention to participate in AED alert

M. Drosten, Jan M. Gutteling, Pieter Walter de Vries

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Introduction: Ambulances do not always arrive on time, and AED enable civilians to start resuscitation in the meantime, increasing the victim’s chances of survival with up to 50%. It is therefore of vital importance that there is a sufficient number of civilian aid workers. The aim of this research is to obtain insight in the factors influencing (not) signing up for an AED Alert, a tool that alerts civilians to come to the rescue. Method: In this study, an online survey was used to gather data of 8522 respondents. Results: Results indicated that respondents express less Fear for CPR when they have a higher level of Self-efficacy toward CPR, compared to those with a lower level of Self-efficacy toward CPR. Fear inhibits the signing up for AED Alert. This relation is, however, mediated by the Attitude toward CPR. AED Awareness has a positive influence on the attitude toward signing up for AED Alert. The relations between factors of the Theory of Planned Behaviour were found in bivariate correlations, however in a confirmative regression analysis only the attitude and the subjective norms were significant predictors of the intention to sign up for AED Alert. Conclusion: Implications of the results are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Twente
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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PublisherUniversity of Twente


  • IR-102803
  • METIS-320123


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