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dc.contributor.authorHamarsheh, Ahmed
dc.contributor.authorAmro, Ahmad
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-11T12:40:20Z
dc.date.available2019-12-11T12:40:20Z
dc.date.issued2017-10-30
dc.identifier.issn1687-1634
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.alquds.edu/handle/20.500.12213/5018
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated 94.4% of Palestinian radio technologists and the mean percentage of correct answers for knowledge and awareness questions was 26.4%. The percentage of correct answers for questions testing knowledge of the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) principle and hormesis hypothesis was 66.5% and 17.2%, respectively. Radio technologists with education level higher than bachelor degree and < 5 years' work experience showed a significantly higher level of knowledge. The most radiosensitive organs were correctly identified as the lungs and stomach by 6.9% and 4.9%, respectively, and 2.5% correctly identified the gonads as the next most radiosensitive organ. There was a serious deficit in knowledge and awareness of radiation hazards among Palestinian radio technologists, which may expose patients to unnecessary doses of ionizing radiation. This indicates the need for mandatory training and education about radiation protection in all Palestinian healthcare institutions.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAcknowledgements The authors would like to thank Dr. Abed A. Sabbah, for his assistance with the statistical analysis, and Dr. Hussein A. Sharkh and Dr. Tewfeik Al-Jundi for their invaluable detailed advices on radiation and medical imaging. We are grateful to Miss Sarah Whitear for English language editing. Funding: None.en_US
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dc.publisherWorld Health Organizationen_US
dc.titleKnowledge and awareness of radiation hazards among Palestinian radio technologistsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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