Radiation Attitudes Scale for Health Care Staff

  • Paşa Yalçın Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University
  • Merve Ekinci Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Department of Mathematics and Science Education
  • Sema Altun Yalçın Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University

Abstract

Using the radiation-emitting devices consciously by health care staff will fairly reduce unnecessary radiation for patients. In this context, creating a positive attitude among the health care staff about radiation will positively affect public health. In this present study, a Likert type scale consisting of 18 items was developed to measure the attitude of health care staffs towards radiation. The scale prepared to cover the purpose of the study was shared on-line on the web page of the All Radiology Technicians and Technicians Association and scale data were gathered from 115 health care staff entirely voluntarily. The validity, reliability, and factor analyses of the scale of the collected data were performed with the statistical program. The developed scale had four factors and the 1st factor was determined as “The Radiation Knowledge of the Practitioner”; the 2nd factor as “Radiation Sensitivity of the Practitioner”; the 3rd as “Practitioner's Sensitivity to the Patient” and the 4th as “Practitioner’s Informing the Patient”. It is observed that the four-factored structure of the scale explained 64.5% of the total variance and the Cronbach's Alpha coefficient applied for the reliability of the whole of the scale was found as 0.914.

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Published
2020-12-01
How to Cite
YALÇIN, Paşa; EKINCI, Merve; ALTUN YALÇIN, Sema. Radiation Attitudes Scale for Health Care Staff. European Journal of Physics Education, [S.l.], v. 11, n. 3, p. 17-37, dec. 2020. ISSN 1309-7202. Available at: <http://eu-journal.org/index.php/EJPE/article/view/282>. Date accessed: 28 jan. 2021.
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