Title

Side effects frequently experienced by patients undergoing contrast media examination in x-ray, CT scan and MRI year 2012-2013

Date of Completion

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Contrast Media, X-ray, Computerized Tomography Scan, Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Abstract

The study used the descriptive research design employing the survey technique. A self-made questionnaire was administered to 100 respondents of the study. Purposive sampling was used to identify the respondents. The data gathered was interpreted using frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation and chi-square test. The results of the study were the following: (1) most of the respondents were in their early adulthood, females and had undergone contrast media in CT scan; (2) in general, most of the respondents experienced altered taste, warmth, nausea, mild vomiting, and fear after undergoing contrast media examination; (3) the side effects, particularly mild vomiting, urticarial and itching that the patients experienced after contrast media examination had a significant difference when grouped according to age. Other side effects are not associated with age. All side effects experienced by patients undergoing contrast medical examination do not significantly differ when they grouped according to gender. The side effects warmth and mild vomiting experienced by patients after the contrast media examination had a significant relationship when grouped according to the type of radiologic procedure. Other side effects are not associated with the type of radiologic procedure.

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