International Journal of Radiology Research

International Journal of Radiology Research


International Journal of Radiology Research
Vol. 2, Issue 1 (2020)

An assessment of knowledge, perspective and attitude of radiography students towards their clinical postings in radiology department: A questionnaire based study


Boora Navreet, Virmani Nitish, Khan Arshad Alam, Yadav Kripanand, Dahiya Mohit, Sharma BB

Purpose: To assess the attitude of radiography students towards their clinical posting in radiology department of a hospital or medical institution. Methodology: A prospective study was conducted through objective type questionnaire. Inclusion criteria of this study was pursuing B.Sc & M.Sc in Radio-Imaging Technology and were posted in the radiology department of the hospital. Result: This study contains a total 48 students, from which M.Sc. RIT, B.Sc. RIT II year and III year and II-year students of diploma were added. Result shows that 36 (75%) students out of 48 were satisfied with their clinical posting while 12 (25%) students were not satisfied. 37(77%) Students out of 48 were satisfied with the behavior of radiologists during posting while 11 (33%) students were not satisfied during their clinical posting. 43 (90%) students out of 48 were satisfied with the behavior of radiographers during posting while 5 (10%) students were not satisfied. 23(48%) students found that clinical posting is helpful to learn the practical aspect of each procedure, 22 (46%) students were found that clinical posting is not much helpful to learn the practical procedure and rest 3 (6%) students were not found that clinical posting is helpful. 23 (48%) students out of 48 thinks that only sometimes they have proper protection from radiation while 13 (27%) students have always proper protection from radiation and 12 (25%) students were found that they have never properly protect from the radiation during the examination. 38 (79%) students out of 48 were found radiographers are helpful and they explain the procedure before the exam while 10 (21%) students were found vice-verse. 38 (79%) students out of 48 shows that they were informed how to use the equipment while 10 (21%) students were not informed. 10 (21%) students out of 48 shows that radiographers come to supervise while 37 (77%) students found that sometimes radiographers come to supervise and according to rest of 1 (3%) student radiographers never come to supervise. 38 (79%) students were satisfied from the radiographers and teaching staff while 10 (21%) students were not satisfied. 24 (50%) students out of 48 choose good as their answer to describe the attitude of radiographers, 14 (29%) choose very good, 7 (14%) choose excellent and 3 (7%) students not satisfied with the attitude of radiographers towards them. 34 (71%) students out of 48 thinks that sufficient staff is available in the department for the procedures while rest of 14 (29%) students’ response is vice-verse. 28 (58%) students out of 48 feel confident to doing procedures from the first day to throughout their course-programme but 20 (42%) students were not confident to do so. 37 (77%) students out of 48 were satisfied with the modalities are available in department but 11 (33%) students were not satisfied. 39 (81%) students out of 48 were satisfied with the information received by radiographers about radiation hazard while 9 (19%) students were not satisfied. 31 (64%) students out of 48 satisfied from the information provided by the radiographers on radiation protection devices while 17 (36%) students are not satisfied. Conclusion: Third year B.Sc students were found satisfied with their clinical postings as compared to second year degree and diploma students. Students satisfaction level is the important tool to measure their interest in the particular course programme.
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