Semnan University of Medical Sciences

Research and Technology Vice Chancellor

Shabani, Fatemeh and Hasanzadeh, Hadi and Emadi, Alireza and Mirmohammadkhani, Majid and Bitarafan-Rajabi, Ahmad and Abedelahi, Ali and Bokharaeian, Mitra and Masoumi, Hamed and Seifi, Danial and Khani, Tahereh and Sanchooli, Mohamad and Moshfegh, Shima and Ziari, Abbas (2018) Radiation Protection Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice (KAP) in Interventional Radiology. Oman Medical Journal, 33 (2). pp. 141-147. ISSN 1999768X

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Objectives:Due to increasing cardiac disease and its mortality rate, the frequency of cardiac imaging has grown and, as a result, interventional cardiologists potentially receive high radiation doses in cardiac examinations. This study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) level of radiation protection (RP) among interventional radiology staff in Iranian health care centers across the country. Methods:We used a validated questionnaire survey consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions to perform a cross-sectional study. Participants were healthcare personnel working professionally with radiation at different levels (i.e., secretary, radiology technologists, nurse, and physician). The questionnaire was divided into three sections to assess KAP regarding RP. Results:Significant differences exist in RP KAP mean scores based on educational age (p < 0.050). There was no significant difference in RP KAP mean scores when looking at sex, practice age, and hospital type (p > 0.050). We found a significant difference between RP KAP mean scores and different regions (p < 0.050). Conclusions:Educational and practice age, sex, type of hospital, and geographical region affect he KAP of interventional radiology staff regarding RP. Since many of the subjective radiation harms for both medical team and patients, this can be easily controlled and prevented; a checkup for personnel of interventional radiology departments, considering samples from different parts of the country with different levels of education, continuous training, and practical courses may help map the status of KAP. The results of this study may also help authorized health physics officers design strategic plans to enhance the quality of such services in radiation departments. KEYWORDS:Attitude; Interventional Radiology; Knowledge; Radiation Protection

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr Vahab Moshtaghi
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2018 14:03
Last Modified: 23 May 2018 09:56

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