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Janati Esfahani A, Mehrabi R, Gheibi N, Paydar R, Aliakbari M, Bagheri F S, et al . The Effectiveness of a Radiation Safety Training Program in Increasing the Radiation Safety Knowledge of Physicians: A Pilot Study. Journal of Inflammatory Diseases. 2020; 24 (1) :32-43
URL: http://journal.qums.ac.ir/article-1-2986-en.html
1- Department of Medical Biotechnology, School of Paramedical Sciences, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran. , janaty.azam@gmail.com
2- Department of Pure Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Imam Khomeini International University, Qazvin, Iran.
3- Department of Medical Biotechnology, School of Paramedical Sciences, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.
4- Department of Radiation Sciences, Radiation Biology Research Centre, School of Allied Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
5- Student Research Committee, School of Health, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.
Abstract:   (1843 Views)
Background: Ionizing and non-ionizing radiation are widely used in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Considering the potential risks of radiation, radiation safety training courses are important for medical staff.
Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of one-day radiation safety training program in increasing the radiation safety knowledge of physicians.
Methods: In this descriptive-analytical study, subjects were 12 physicians (6 general practitioners and 6 non-radiologist specialists) participated in the training program organized by Qazvin University of Medical Sciences in 2018. A researcher-made questionnaire was used for surveying physicians before and after the training. The mean and standard deviation of the scores were first calculated. Then, the pre- and post-test scores were compared using Wilcoxon signed-rank test, and the correlation of these scores with their age, gender, expertise area, and work experience was examined by Spearman's correlation test.
Findings: The mean total scores of the physicians before and after training were 7.00±2.56 (ranged 3-11) and 11.92± 2.31 (ranged 8-15) out of 18, respectively. The radiation safety knowledge of physicians significantly increased after training (P<0.001). No significant relationship was found between their scores and their age, gender, expertise area and work experience.
Conclusion: The radiation safety training program was effective in increasing the radiation safety knowledge of physicians and it can be used for a larger community of physicians.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Medical Physics

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