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EVALUATION OF THE ATTRACTORS AND DETRACTORS OF RADIOGRAPHY AS A CAREER CHOICE IN THREE TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN SOUTH-EAST AND SOUTH-SOUTH NIGERIA.

ABSTRACT In Nigeria today, admission into radiography is competitive relative to what it used to be. Many students from other discipline are craving to change to radiography, those that are already in the course are not planning to leave and people that did not qualify for the programme course are struggling to enter at all cost.The purpose of this study was to evaluate the current attractors and detractors of radiography as a career choice among radiography students in South-East and So...

INFLUENCE OF GENDER AND SELF – ESTEEM ON DEPRESSION AMONG DIABETIC PATIENTS

ABSTRACTThis study investigated influence of gender and self-esteem on depression among diabetic patients. One hundred and thirty (130) diabetic patients (77 with low self-esteem and 53 with high self-esteem) were used. Males and females were 65 each. Self-rating depression scale Zung (1965) and index of self-esteem Hudson (1982) were used. A 2x2 factorial design was adopted while two way ANOVA statistics was used for data analysis. Gender was found to significantly influence depression among...

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EVALUATION OF THE COMMON FINDINGS OF EMERGENCY ABDOMINAL X-RAYS (A CASE STUDY OF UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA TEACHING HOSPITAL ITUKU OZALLA).

ABSTRACT Plain abdominal radiographs are commonly requested for acute medical emergencies on patients with non-specific abdominal symptoms and signs. Whether plain abdominal radiography contributes to therapeutic decision making or disposition remains questionable particularly in the case of a negative result, the additional value of plain abdominal radiographs most especially in emergency situations is disputed. The study is a retrospective research design aimed at evaluating the c...

HEALTH INFORMATICS: GATEWAY TO HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM A CASE STUDY OF FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH , FCT ABUJA.

ABSTRACT The advent of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is gaining ground in all areas of life and developing nations are taking advantage of this opportunity in various sectors including the development of health care systems. This paper presents a study that identifies the effects of health informatics as tools for effective health delivery system in...

EVALUATION OF THE HYGIENE PRACTISES IN ULTRASOUND LABORATORIES IN GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE CLINICS IN ONITSHA URBAN

ABSTRACTIt was a survey research conducted in 2013 at ultrasound Laboratories of Ugochukwu Hospital and maternity, St Charles Hospital Boromm, General Hospital Onitsha and Toronto hospital and maternity all in Onitsha. Four research questions of at least. Three items each were used to obtain data from 120 respondents using convenient sampling. Hygiene is commonly understood as preventing infection through cleanliness. In broader call, Scientifically hygiene is the Maintenance of health a...

EVALUATION OF THE IMPACT OF STRESS ON THE PRODUCTIVITY OF RADIOGRAPHERS WORKING IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN ENUGU METROPOLIS.

ABSTRACT  This study investigates the relationship between job stress and its impact on the productivity of radiographers working in tertiary institutions in Enugu metropolis. The entire population will make the sample size and it will be used because it appears to be small. The researcher will use a convenient sampling method. The sample consists of 50 Radiographers from five leading tertiary institutions in Enugu metropolis. Primary data will be collected directly from the radiographer...

EVALUATION ON THE INCIDENCE OF OCCUPATIONAL STRESS AMONG RADIOGRAPHERS IN PORT HARCOURT METROPOLIS

TABLE OF CONTENTSTitle Page - - - - - - -iApproval Page - - - - - - -iiCertification - - - - - - -iiiDedication - - - - - - -ivAcknowledgement - - - - - - -vAbstract - - - - - - -viTable of contents - - - - - - -viiCHAPTER ONE1.0 Introduction - - - - - - -11.1 Background of study - - - - - - -11.2 Statement of problem...

EFFECTIVE VERBAL COMMUNICATION BETWEEN RADIOGRAPHERS AND PATIENTS, INFLUENCE ON SERVICE DELIVERY

ABSTRACTOne of the many radiographer responsibilities is to communicate with patients. After all, patients are the reason imaging professionals are employed. Radiographer-patient relationships can be strengthened and patient outcomes improved through improved effective verbal communication.1Imaging professionals have the responsibility to provide the best possible patient care, and proper verbal communication plays a large role in successful imaging interactions.1 Using open and honest commun...

NATURE OF COMPLICATION DUE TO LONG WAITING TIME IN ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY: PERCEPTION OF RADIOGRAPHERS IN THE X-RAY DEPARTMENT UNIVERSITY OF BENIN TEACHING HOSPITAL(UBTH)

ABSTRACTA study was conducted on the assessment of the nature of complication due to long waiting time in A/E:RADIOGRAPHERS PERCEPTION in the X-Ray Department , university of Benin Teaching Hospital .Questionnaire was distributed to medical staffs , observation was also used as a source of data collection on the possible causes of complication that is associated to long  waiting time to receive radiological services .Descriptive analysis was used to describe the respondents on the freque...

Patients’ Perception Of Care During Hysterosalpingography; A Case Study Of Unth And Hansa Clinic

ABSTRACTPatients’ perception of care is considered to influence their satisfaction with the service provided. To understand patients’ satisfaction, patients’ perception of care must first be understood.The consequence of low perceived quality of care thus dissuades others from seeking care7A total of 72 self-completion questionnaires were delivered to two radiology departments within Enugu metropolis. The questionnaires included questions on patient demographics as well as ordinal scale...

PATIENTS PERCEPTION OF CLEANLINESS IN RADIOLOGY DEPARTMENTS IN ENUGU URBAN ( A CASE STUDY OF UNTH, ESUTH AND NOHE )

ABSTRACTThis study assessed patients’ perception of cleanliness in the radiology departments. It was a survey research conducted in 2013 at the x-ray departments of University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH) Parklane, National Orthopaedic Hospital Enugu (NOHE). Research questions outlined in three sections were used to obtain data from 135 respondents using convenient sampling. The data were statistically analyzed using mean score tab...

PATTERN OF FINDINGS IN DENTAL RADIOGRAPHS: A CASE STUDY UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA TEACHING HOSPITAL ITUKU/OZALLA, ENUGU

ABSTRACTThe study was undertaken to identify the pattern of findings in dental radiographs in university of Nigeria teaching Hospital Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu. It is a retrospective study where information was obtained from patient’s folders at the record department in dental unit in the institution understudy. The study was carried out from 31st January 2012 to 31st January 2013. The study is divided into chapters with each chapter subdivided into units as listed below. Introduction w...

PREVALENCE OF LOW BACK PAIN AMONG PRACTICING RADIOGRAPHERS IN ENUGU AND EBONYI STATES (A CASE STUDY OF UNTH, NOHE, ESUTH AND FETHA)

ABSTRACT This study on the prevalence of low back pain among practicing radiographers in government hospitals, was done in Enugu and Ebonyi States. The objectives of the study were to determine the prevalence low back pain among the practicing radiographers, the risk factors that could be causal to low back pain among the radiographers and to compare low back pain among radiographers in Enugu and Ebonyi states. Some research has been done to investigate this prevalence among radiographer...

RADIOGRAPHIC CARE OF TRAUMA PATIENT: CASE STUDY OF UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA TEACHING HOSPITAL ENUGU (UNTH), AND NATIONAL ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL ENUGU (NOHE)

ABSTRACTThis is a prospective non experimental survey study design aimed at describing radiographic care of trauma patients: case study of UNTH and NOHE. The questionnaires for the study were distributed among radiographers in the above mentioned hospitals. The objectives and purpose of the research were explained by the researcher. Medical radiography plays a very vital role in the care, diagnosis and good management of traumatic patients in the radiology department. Some of the roles includ...

RADIOGRAPHY STUDENTS’ EXPERIENCE OF STRESSORS IN THE COURSE OF THEIR CLINICAL POSTING

ABSTRACTA prospective cross sectional survey conducted on the undergraduate clinical students of Radiography Department, UNEC to find out what constitutes stressors for the undergraduate clinical students of Radiography Department, UNEC in the course of their clinical posting. The study sample consisted of one hundred and fifty six Radiography clinical students in third, fourth or fifth year of study. Primary source of data using a semi structured questionnaire was utilized. The questionnaire...


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