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Knowledge of Radiation Protection and the Recognition and Performance of Radiation Protection Behavior among Perioperative Nurses

수술실 간호사의 방사선 방어에 대한 지식과 방사선 방어행위에 대한 인식도 및 수행도

  • Kang, Sung Gum (Graduate School, Department of Nursing, Dong-A University) ;
  • Lee, Eun Nam (Department of Nursing, Dong-A University)
  • 강성금 (동아대학교 간호학과 대학원) ;
  • 이은남 (동아대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2013.10.22
  • Accepted : 2013.12.04
  • Published : 2013.12.31

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this descriptive study was to investigate the knowledge of radiation protection and the recognition and performance of radiation protection behaviors among perioperative nurses. This study was intended to yield basic data for the development of nursing interventions aimed at improving the nurses' radiation protection behaviors. Methods: One hundred and thirty-seven nurses working in the operating room participated in a survey from September 1 to 30, 2011. The data was analyzed using t-test, ANOVA, and Pearson's correlation with the SPSS/WIN 19.0 program. Results: The average score of radiation protection knowledge was $7.57{\pm}3.45$ out of 16. The average score for the recognition and performance of radiation protection behaviors was $4.32{\pm}0.23$. The knowledge of radiation protection was significantly correlated with the recognition and performance of radiation protection behaviors. Conclusion: Expanding the knowledge of radiation protection could lead to the increase of the recognition and performance of radiation protection behaviors. Therefore, promoting the performance of radiation protection behaviors by improving perioperative nurses' knowledge of radiation protection through reinforcing radiation-related education hereafter could be an important part of nursing.

Keywords

Radiation;Knowledge;Perception;Nurses

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