International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Phytopharmacological Research
ISSN (Print): 2250-1029
ISSN (Online): 2249-6084
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2020   Volume 10   Issue 6

Perception of Radiation Hazards by Medical Interns in Eastern Providence, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Hazem, Qusai A Al-Omran, Banin Qusay Al Murawhan, Abdulhadi A Al Omran, Mariam A Alluwaim, Ali A Al-Saeed
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Hazem M, Al-Omran Q A, Murawhan B Q A, Omran A A A, Alluwaim M A, Al-Saeed A A. Perception of Radiation Hazards by Medical Interns in Eastern Providence, Saudi Arabia. Int j pharm phytopharm res 2020;10(6):51-6
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Abstract

Background: Radiographic imaging is extremely valuable as a diagnostic tool in medicine, but ionizing radiation and computed tomography (CT) scans carry well-known potential risks, which can lead to serious health hazards to healthcare workers (HCWs) and the nearby environment if safety measures are not properly applied. Objective: To assess the knowledge and awareness among Saudi Medical interns in Eastern Providence regarding radiation protection and radiological examination doses. Result: We recruited 387 Saudi medical interns between two universities (KFU: 202; IAU: 185), The proportion of medical interns who attended radiation protection courses, who were having adequate information about radiation risk and radiation protection measures were 11.1%, 43.2%, and 31%, respectively.  When comparing KFU and IAU, those who attended radiation protection courses (p<0.001), those with having adequate information about radiation risk (p=0.002), and those with adequate information about radiation protection measures (p<0.001) were statistically significantly higher at KFU. Conclusion: The present study found that medical interns in KFU and IAU lack sufficient knowledge concerning radiation, radiation protection, health risks, and doses used for radiological applications.


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