Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Radiology among Physicians in a Tertiary Hospital in North-Central Nigeria

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A. J. Salaam
K. O. Iyua
S. M. Danjem
A. A. Salaam
B. O. Egbo
E. O. Modebe
Y. F. Taiwo
H. O. Kolade-Yunusa
E. O. Igoh
A. E. Gabkwet

Abstract

Objective: To assess physicians’ knowledge, attitude and practice of radiology.

Materials and Methods: Cross-sectional study utilizing an anonymous questionnaire responded to by physicians, divided into parts as follows: one with questions about the physicians’ knowledge of imaging modalities, availability of the modalities at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), modalities with ionizing radiation, radiologist reports and way forward in improving services at radiology department.

Results: A total of 123 physicians participated in the study. Majority of the physicians (65.0%) were males. Male to female ratio was nearly 2:1. Concerning the impression about radiology, the study showed that 101(82.1%) like radiology as a specialty. There was however poor knowledge about the risks and hazards associated with radiological imaging modalities.

Conclusion: The non-radiologist physicians’ knowledge is heterogeneous and, in some aspects, needs to be improved. Multidisciplinary clinical meetings and teaching activities are important ways to disseminate information on the subject.

Keywords:
Attitude, knowledge, physicians, practice, radiology

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Salaam, A. J., Iyua, K. O., Danjem, S. M., Salaam, A. A., Egbo, B. O., Modebe, E. O., Taiwo, Y. F., Kolade-Yunusa, H. O., Igoh, E. O., & Gabkwet, A. E. (2020). Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Radiology among Physicians in a Tertiary Hospital in North-Central Nigeria. Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research, 32(4), 16-23. https://doi.org/10.9734/jammr/2020/v32i430395
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