ETRAP 2017, 6th International Conference on Education and Training in Radiological Protection, Valencia, Spain, 30 May - 02 June 2017, pp.356-365
In this study, final results of a survey performed between 2012 and 2015 on the awareness of radiation protection were presented. The survey was conducted at six hospitals, four training and research hospitals, one medical faculty hospital, and one state hospital, in Istanbul. Target audience was medical doctors, technical staff (technicians and medical physicists) and patients. Besides, the survey was also applied for the participants of the 7th National Radiology Technicians and Professionals Education Seminars held in Antalya in 2013 May.
The questionnaires were prepared in different content for each group. Questionnaires prepared for physicians and patients consist of 20 questions, while those prepared for technicians have 30 questions.
Questions about demographic characteristics such as gender, age, occupation and experience years, education, etc., general knowledge about radiation and radiation protection and biological effects of radiation were asked for all target audience. Additionally, some questions were directed to the technicians and doctors about the ALARA culture and about the effective doses received by the patients during radiological examination.
The questionnaires were conducted by face-to-face interviewing with a total of 1372 people consisting of 208 physicians, 870 patients and 294 technicians. Survey results were analyzed using SPSS (Statistical Products and Service Solutions).