Content analysis of online news media reports on incidents of cardiac arrest in famous US athletes

Published: 27 December 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/5tjm4ccgd9.1
Alexei Birkun


This dataset contains results of the evaluation of news articles published in open online media sources, which described incidents of cardiac arrest (CA) with successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that happened in 2023 in two famous US athletes – the American football player Damar Hamlin and the American college basketball player Bronny James. In December 2023, Google was prompted with the query “news [full name of a personality]” and search region set to the USA to collect the news articles concerning the athletes, which were published on the day of the cardiac arrest incident or the day after. Thirty news articles per each personality, sorted by relevance, were collected and analysed, in particular in terms of whether an article indicated that the person suffered CA, received CPR or defibrillation, whether an article concerned the significance of bystander intervention in CA, the importance of CPR provision or automated external defibrillator use, and whether an article contained instructions on how to perform CPR or apply an automated external defibrillator.



World Wide Web, Internet, Social Behavior, Cardiac Arrest, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Defibrillator, Defibrillation, Information Seeking, Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest