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Analysis of early symptoms recognition of myocardial infarction and experience of CPR education in the elderly population
Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society 2022;33:479-90
Published online May 31, 2022;
© 2022 Korean Data and Information Science Society.

Myeung Hee Han1

1Department of Nursing, Dongyang University
Correspondence to: 1 Assistant professor, Department of Nursing, Dongyang University, Yeongju-si, Korea. E-mail:
Received March 30, 2022; Revised May 8, 2022; Accepted May 17, 2022.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
This study compared the general characteristics, early symptoms of myocardial infarction, and experience in CPR education according to the availability of perfect CPR for the elderly population aged over 65 using the 2020 community health survey. More than 70% of the elderly in this study were well aware of the early symptoms of myocardial infarction. However, only 6.9% answered they can perform CPR perfectly. Subjects in the perfect group were more correctly aware of the early symptoms of myocardial infarction. More than 80% of the subjects in the perfect group had experience of CPR education. In this study, it was confirmed that those who are being higher age, women, non-experience of CPR education, or lower education level showed difficult to perform CPR correctly. It is necessary to develop and apply a customized CPR educational program that considers the characteristics of the elderly population.
Keywords : Aged, myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), community health survey.