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  • Journal title : Journal of muscle and joint health
  • Volume 20, Issue 3,  2013, pp.247-257
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Muscle and Joint Health
  • DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2013.20.3.247
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Knowledge of Radiation Protection and the Recognition and Performance of Radiation Protection Behavior among Perioperative Nurses
Kang, Sung Gum; Lee, Eun Nam;
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Purpose: The purpose of this descriptive study was to investigate the knowledge of radiation protection and the recognition and performance of radiation protection behaviors among perioperative nurses. This study was intended to yield basic data for the development of nursing interventions aimed at improving the nurses` radiation protection behaviors. Methods: One hundred and thirty-seven nurses working in the operating room participated in a survey from September 1 to 30, 2011. The data was analyzed using t-test, ANOVA, and Pearson`s correlation with the SPSS/WIN 19.0 program. Results: The average score of radiation protection knowledge was out of 16. The average score for the recognition and performance of radiation protection behaviors was . The knowledge of radiation protection was significantly correlated with the recognition and performance of radiation protection behaviors. Conclusion: Expanding the knowledge of radiation protection could lead to the increase of the recognition and performance of radiation protection behaviors. Therefore, promoting the performance of radiation protection behaviors by improving perioperative nurses` knowledge of radiation protection through reinforcing radiation-related education hereafter could be an important part of nursing.
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