Knowledge, Attitude, and Education Needs of Radiation Protection Among Nursing Students and Nurses

간호학생과 간호사의 방사선 방어에 대한 지식, 태도와 교육 요구

  • Received : 2016.07.19
  • Accepted : 2016.08.11
  • Published : 2016.10.28


The purpose of this study was to examine the knowledge, attitude and educational needs of radiation protection among nursing students and nurses, because it is needed to raise awareness of the importance of radiation protection. The participants in this study were 274 including 135 registered nurses on bachelor's degree course who had experience of the operating room practice and 139 nursing students. The questionnaire consisted of 45 items including knowledge, attitude, and educational needs of radiation protection. The findings of the study suggest that safe management education was insufficient for protection of radiation. Though, educational needs and intention of involvement were high, the respondents who were more knowledgeable about radiation protection took a better attitude of radiation protection. A radiation protection course development is needed according to educational needs. Nurses have to get a chance to receive education outside the hospital or be provided with a radiation protection program as internal education. Also, radiation educational experts and various visual and auditory materials are needed to promote effectiveness of education.


Radical Protection;Knowledge;Attitude;Educational Needs Assesment


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