Title

The level of anxiety of patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging examination at selected private hospitals in Cavite and Manila

Date of Completion

2007

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Abstract

This study uses the descriptive research method. A total of 36 patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging were the respondents chosen using convenience sampling method and non-proportional quota sampling method. The data was gathered using an adapted-modified questionnaire from the research of Agasang et al. (2005) entitled “The Level of Anxiety of Radiologic Technology Interns and Its Impact on their Clinical Performance”. Frequency, percentage, mean, F-test and T-test were the statistical analysis techniques employed. In the light of the findings made through the analysis and evaluation of the data obtained, the following conclusions were drawn: (1) Majority of the respondents were female, married and 26 to 45 years old; (2) Majority of the respondents do not feel anxiety before and after examinations because the radiologic technologist gave the patient proper instructions regarding the whole examination; (3) There are significant differences in the level of anxiety of patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging examination in terms of before examination when grouped according to gender. Females are likely to be more nervous and afraid than males in a magnetic resonance imaging examination. There are no significant differences in the level of anxiety of patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging examination when grouped according to gender after examination; (4) There are no significant differences in the level of anxiety of patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging examination when grouped according to age and civil status before and after examinations; (5) There is a significant difference in the level of anxiety of respondents before and after examinations. The patient does not know what will happen to them regarding the whole magnetic resonance imaging examination thus, making his/her more nervous and afraid.

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