Title

Problems encountered by patients before, during and after conventional radiography at De La Salle University Medical Center

Date of Completion

2005

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Radiography

Abstract

This study used the descriptive method of research. A total of 120 patients were included as respondents. They were selected using purposive sampling. The instrument used is a self-made questionnaire in Filipino. Frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, and Chi-square test were used in treatment of data. The following conclusions were drawn: (1) Majority of the respondents were adult patients and high school graduates. There were an equal number of female and male respondents; (2) Among the problems encountered by patients before conventional radiographic examinations, waiting for a long time before their x-ray examination is ranked the highest, followed by the radiologic technologist not properly informing them why they need to remove their watch, necklace, ring or any metallic object in their body. The problem that ranked lowest was the staff of the x-ray department did not welcome them properly and the staff of the x-ray department did not give them ample attention and information in the reception area. The problem that the radiologic technologists came in contact with the sensitive parts of the body of the respondents and the problem of the uncomfortable feeling that the radiologic technologist caused them or instructed them to do was ranked the highest in the problems encountered during conventional radiographic examinations. The problem that the radiologic technologist did not properly assist them after the x-ray examination ranked first among the problems encountered by the patients after conventional radiographic examination, followed by the respondents waiting for a long time for the result of their x-ray examination and the problem that the radiologic technologist repeated the x-ray examination done to them; (3) There is a significant difference in the problems encountered by the patients in terms of the radiologic technologist did not properly explain what the patients need to do for their x-ray examination, the radiologic technologist came in contact with the sensitive parts of the patients’ body, and the radiologic technologist did not properly assist the patients after their x-ray examination when they are grouped according to age, gender and educational attainment.

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