Simulation of Bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Butterfly Hug Therapy Towards the Ability to Perform Emergency Assistance for Cardiac Arrest


  • Yuniar Mansye Soeli Gorontalo State University, Kota Gorontalo, Gorontalo 96128, Indonesia
  • Zulkifli B. Pomalango Gorontalo State University, Kota Gorontalo, Gorontalo 96128, Indonesia
  • Rachmawaty Hunawa Gorontalo State University, Kota Gorontalo, Gorontalo 96128, Indonesia
  • Sitti Fatimah M. Arsad Gorontalo State University, Kota Gorontalo, Gorontalo 96128, Indonesia



Background: Patients who experience cardiac arrest outside the hospital are very unlikely to survive; survival decreases by 7-10% if patients are not given proper treatment. Immediate handling by people around the victim, called bystanders, can be carried out. Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify the effect of bystander CPR simulation and butterfly hug therapy on improving the ability of Muhammadiyah high school students, Gorontalo, to provide emergency assistance for cardiac arrest due to disasters. Methods:  The method used was a Quasi-Experiment with One Group Pre-test and Post-Test approach with a sample of 24 respondents. Results: The results showed an increase in scores from the median value of 14 to 29. Some of the increases were in a good category, namely four respondents (16.7%), and a very good category with one respondent (4.2%). The results of further analysis obtained a significance value of 0.000 (p <0.05). Conclusion: All in all, the simulation of bystander CPR and butterfly hug therapy positively and significantly improves the ability of Muhammadiyah high school students to provide emergency assistance for cardiac arrest due to disasters.


Butterfly Hug Therapy, Bystander CPR Simulation, Cardiac Arrest


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How to Cite

Soeli, Y. M. ., Pomalango, Z. B. ., Hunawa, R. ., & M. Arsad, S. F. . (2023). Simulation of Bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Butterfly Hug Therapy Towards the Ability to Perform Emergency Assistance for Cardiac Arrest . The Malaysian Journal of Nursing (MJN), 15(1), 101-106.