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Trial registered on ANZCTR


Registration number
ACTRN12618001673235
Ethics application status
Approved
Date submitted
1/10/2018
Date registered
10/10/2018
Date last updated
10/10/2018
Type of registration
Prospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
What is the knowledge, attitude and practice of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) among New Zealand physiotherapists?
Scientific title
What is the knowledge, attitude and practice of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) among New Zealand physiotherapists?
Secondary ID [1] 296222 0
None
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 309857 0
Condition category
Condition code
Public Health 308649 308649 0 0
Health service research

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Observational
Patient registry
False
Target follow-up duration
Target follow-up type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
The aim of this crossectional survey is to explore the knowledge, attitude and practice of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) among New Zealand physiotherapists. All registered physiotherapists currently living and practising in NZ will be invited to participate. The questionnaire takes between 5 and 10 minutes to complete and asks about participants perceived CPR competence, CPR training and knowledge. The survey will be completed online (Surveymonkey.com) and all data will be anonymous.
Intervention code [1] 312550 0
Not applicable
Comparator / control treatment
Not applicable.
Control group
Uncontrolled

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 307610 0
Demographic and occupational characteristics as assessed by study-specific instrument.
Timepoint [1] 307610 0
Data will be collected at one time-point.
Primary outcome [2] 307621 0
Physiotherapists' CPR practice and attitudes will be assessed by a study-specific instrument.
Timepoint [2] 307621 0
Data will be collected at one time-point.
Primary outcome [3] 307736 0
Physiotherapists' CPR knowledge will be assessed by a study-specific instrument.
Timepoint [3] 307736 0
Data will be collected at one time-point.
Secondary outcome [1] 352434 0
Nil
Timepoint [1] 352434 0
Nil

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
Participants must be a physiotherapist who is registered with the New Zealand Physiotherapy Board, currently live in New Zealand and have sufficient English language skills to complete the survey
Minimum age
20 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Yes
Key exclusion criteria
All participants who meet the inclusion criteria will be allowed to participate in the survey.

Study design
Purpose
Screening
Duration
Cross-sectional
Selection
Defined population
Timing
Prospective
Statistical methods / analysis
All data from the study will be analysed using the version of SPSS that is current at the time of analysis, with the alpha level set at 0.05. The data will be screened to identify and correct any data entry errors. This process will follow the recommended procedures described by Pallant (2011). The analysis will be using descriptive data and correlational analysis to determine the relationship between the dependent (e.g. CPR knowledge) and independent variables (e.g. sex, age, years of experience etc.). Different types of descriptive statistics will be used including numerical, percentage, measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode), measures of variability (range, SD, variance). Statistical tests to examine relationships between dependent and independent variables such as Chi-square and Mann-Whitney U tests will be utilised.

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Not yet recruiting
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
Anticipated
Actual
Sample size
Target
Accrual to date
Final
Recruitment outside Australia
Country [1] 20888 0
New Zealand
State/province [1] 20888 0
Auckland

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 300819 0
University
Name [1] 300819 0
Auckland University of Technology
Address [1] 300819 0
AUT North Shore Campus
90 Akoranga Dr
Northcote
Auckland, 0627
Country [1] 300819 0
New Zealand
Primary sponsor type
University
Name
Auckland University of Technology
Address
AUT North Shore Campus
90 Akoranga Dr
Northcote
Auckland, 0627
Country
New Zealand
Secondary sponsor category [1] 300367 0
None
Name [1] 300367 0
None
Address [1] 300367 0
NA
Country [1] 300367 0
Other collaborator category [1] 280374 0
Individual
Name [1] 280374 0
Daniel Harvey
Address [1] 280374 0
Sports and Spinal on Swanson
51 Swanson Rd
Henderson
Auckland 0610
Country [1] 280374 0
New Zealand

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Approved
Ethics committee name [1] 301587 0
Auckland University of Technology Ethics Committee
Ethics committee address [1] 301587 0
AUTEC Secretariat
WU406
WU Building
City Campus
Auckland University of Technology
46 Wakefield St
Auckland, 1010
Ethics committee country [1] 301587 0
New Zealand
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 301587 0
06/08/2018
Approval date [1] 301587 0
31/08/2018
Ethics approval number [1] 301587 0
AUTEC#: 18/343

Summary
Brief summary
The primary aim of the study is to explore the knowledge, attitude and practice of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) among New Zealand physiotherapists. Currently, no studies have been conducted in this area in New Zealand (NZ). The study consists of a short online questionnaire that will be administered online. Any NZ registered physiotherapist currently practising in NZ is allowed to participate. The study will be promoted through physiotherapy NZ special interest groups and NZ physiotherapy social media pages. The findings of the study will be published in appropriate peer-reviewed journals and presented at the Physiotherapy NZ conference. The authors hope that the study will create a discussion about the current CPR knowledge and competency of physiotherapists in NZ.
Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Contacts
Principal investigator
Name 87482 0
Dr Daniel O'Brien
Address 87482 0
Physiotherapy Department
AUT North Shore Campus
90 Akoranga Dr
Northcote
Auckland, 0627
Country 87482 0
New Zealand
Phone 87482 0
+649219999
Fax 87482 0
Email 87482 0
dobrien@aut.ac.nz
Contact person for public queries
Name 87483 0
Dr Daniel O'Brien
Address 87483 0
Physiotherapy Department
AUT North Shore Campus
90 Akoranga Dr
Northcote
Auckland, 0627
Country 87483 0
New Zealand
Phone 87483 0
+649219999
Fax 87483 0
Email 87483 0
dobrien@aut.ac.nz
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 87484 0
Dr Daniel O'Brien
Address 87484 0
Physiotherapy Department
AUT North Shore Campus
90 Akoranga Dr
Northcote
Auckland, 0627
Country 87484 0
New Zealand
Phone 87484 0
+649219999
Fax 87484 0
Email 87484 0
dobrien@aut.ac.nz

No data has been provided for results reporting
Summary results
Not applicable