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Assessment of Knowledge and Attitude of Nurses towards Ionizing Radiation during Theatre/Ward Radiography

Geofery Luntsi1*, Aishatu Babagana Ajikolo1, Nkubli Bobuin Flaviuos1, Lola Nelson2, Chigozie Nwobi1, Jamila Muhammed Hassan1 and Fati Adamu Malgwi1

1Department of Medical Radiography, College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

2Department of Nursing Sciences, College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri. Borno State, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author:
Geofery Luntsi
Department of Medical Radiography, College of Medical Sciences
University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
Tel: +2347035512622
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: Mar 29, 2016; Accepted date: Apr 29, 2016; Published date: May 07, 2016

Citation: Luntsi G, Ajikolo AB, Flaviuos NB, Nelson L, Nwobi C, et al., (2016) Assessment of Knowledge and Attitude of Nurses towards Ionizing Radiation during Theatre/Ward Radiography. J Nurs Care 5:342. doi:10.4172/2167-1168.1000342

Copyright: © 2016 Luntsi G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Title: Assessment of Knowledge and Attitude of Nurses towards Ionizing Radiation during Theatre/Ward Radiography

Objective: To assess the knowledge and attitude of nurses towards radiation protection In Maiduguri metropolis.

Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional survey design was used. A quota sampling technique was used to draw a total of 188 registered nurses from three tertiary hospitals in Maiduguri metropolis; University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Maiduguri (FNPH), and State Specialist Hospital Maiduguri (SSH) participated in the study. Data was obtained using a 14- item self completion questionnaire that was administered to nursing staff of these hospitals. The questionnaire was divided into 2 sections. Section A; on demographic data and Section B; on knowledge and attitude. Data obtained were analyzed using SPSS version 18.0 and descriptive statistics was used for the analysis.

Results: There were more female than male participants with a ratio of 1.09:1. Majority of the nurses (74%) were below the age of forty (40). Most of the nurses 68 (36.2%) had diploma as their highest qualification followed by 61 (32.4%) certificate holders. The level of knowledge on radiation was found to be good and positive attitude towards radiation during ward/theater radiography.

Conclusion: Findings of this study revealed that nurses within Maiduguri metropolis had good knowledge of ionizing radiation, although their attitude towards radiation protection during ward/theater radiography is still less than required.

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