Title

Knowledge on radiation risks and safety of other allied health practitioners in selected hospitals in Cavite.

Date of Completion

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Radiologic Technologists, Health Risks, Safety Measures

Abstract

The study used a descriptive research method. Using purposive sampling technique, 199 physicians, nurses and nursing attendants were selected respondents. Demographic variables included were age, occupation and the length of service in the hospital. A self-made questionnaire was used to gather data. Literatures about radiation risks and radiation safety measures were used as bases for the construction of the questionnaires. Statistical tools used were frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation and analysis of variance (ANOVA). Based on the results, 1) majority of the respondents are aged 30 years and below, nurses, and have been working for about five (5) years and above; 2) most of the respondents are very knowledgeable about radiation risks and safety; 3) there is no significant difference in the knowledge of the respondents when grouped according to occupation and length of service. Compared to nursing attendants, physicians and nurses have higher knowledge. Health practitioners with a length of service of 1-5 years also show to have higher knowledge than those who worked for one (1) year and below, and five (5) years and above.

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