Student radiographers' attitudes toward the older patient: an intervention study

Booth, Lisa and Kada, Sundaran (2015) Student radiographers' attitudes toward the older patient: an intervention study. Radiography, 21 (2). pp. 160-164.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2014.09.010

Abstract

Purpose: To design, implement and evaluate the effect of an educational intervention on Norwegian student (diagnostic) radiographers' attitudes towards older people.

Design: This study is part of a wider longitudinal study that will evaluate student radiographer attitudes towards the older patient as they progress through their training. In this phase an educational intervention, aimed at improving student radiographer attitudes towards the older person, was designed and implemented. What is reported here are the findings of a pre-test, post-test design that used the Kogan's attitudes towards older people scale to determine whether this intervention had any effect of student radiographer attitudes towards older people.

Results: Overall students reported significantly more positive attitudes towards older people after intervention (p = 0.01). However, analysis of responses to individual questions reveals that this difference was not significant in all cases.

Conclusion: The results of the present study suggest that an educational intervention can have a significant impact on student radiographer's attitudes towards older people. Whether this positive attitude remains throughout training, forms part of the wider basis for this study.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Radiography
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1078-8174
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Medical and Sports Sciences > Health and Medical Sciences
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2015 12:25
Last Modified: 09 May 2017 13:43
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1659

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