Development and standardize the radiation awareness tool for medical practitioner in Indian

Suresh Sukumar

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Abstract

Background: Radiological examination play an important role in the decision making process for clinical management. However, the application of radiology services is not fully justified, indeed there is extensive literature supporting the notion that a large number of unnecessary and inappropriate diagnostic imaging examinations are requested instead. There is also little or no understanding by medical practitioners on radiation hygiene, or on which imaging test is appropriate in order to provide the greatest sensitivity and specificity for a specific condition. Method: A combination of both qualitative and quantitative method was used to carry out to develop and standardize the radiation perception tools for medical practitioners in India. Data was analyzed using the SPSS 15 where descriptive, Frequency analysis, Cronbach’s Alpha coefficient and Exploratory Factor analysis were used to standardize the tool. Results: The content validity, pilot test, factor loading and internal consistency reliability of the final forty-one items which measuring the Medical Practitioner’s perception on radiology examination were found to be highly adequate. Conclusions: In conclusion, a valid scale has been developed to evaluate the patient and Medical Practitioner’s perception on radiology examination. This scale is the first instrument of its kind to assess the perception on radiology examination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2389-2394
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Volume10
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11-2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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