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Dadsetadi Asl A, Bakhshian M, Banaei A, Cheraghi M R, Barkhordari M. Assessment the Radiation Protection Knowledge, Attitude and Performance of Radiology Technologists in Tehran Military Hospitals and Their Relationship with Age, Sex, Level of Education and Work Experience. Paramedical Sciences and Military Health. 2018; 13 (3) :20-26
URL: http://jps.ajaums.ac.ir/article-1-129-en.html
1- Radiology Department, Faculty of Paramedical Sciences, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Medical Physics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran , aminabsp@gmail.com
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Introduction: Radiation protection of patients, personnel and other people is very important in medical imaging using ionizing radiation (such as X-rays and gamma rays). These radiations can cause various biological damages such as carcinogenesis, cataracts, embryonic injuries. Therefore, the knowledge of radiation protection of radiation workers is very important and the purpose of this research is to assess the radiation protection knowledge of radiology technologists in military hospitals in Tehran.
Methods: This research is descriptive-analytic and cross-sectional study. A questionnaire about the knowledge, attitude, and performance of radiation protection was distributed among the 80 radiation technologists of Tehran’s military hospitals. The data of the completed questionnaires were analyzed using one-way ANOVA, sample t-test and Spearman/Pierson correlation tests in SPSS-19 software.
Results: The mean of the obtained radiation protection knowledge score was 11.20 ± 4.28 out of 20. There was no significant difference between the radiation protection knowledge, performance knowledge and motivation among graduates of AJA and other universities as well as between men and women. There was a very weak correlation between age with knowledge of radiation protection and performance as well as between education with knowledge of radiation protection, performance knowledge and motivation.
Conclusion: Comparison of our investigation results with previous studies showed that the level of radiation protection knowledge of Army Radiology technologists is low. It was also determined that age, gender, and work experience had no effect on the functional knowledge and radiation protection knowledge, nor did it have an impact on knowledge, performance and motivation with increasing educational level.
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Received: 2018/02/12

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