Student radiographers’ attitudes towards the older patient: six and twelve months post intervention

Kada, Sundaran and Booth, Lisa ORCID logo ORCID: (2016) Student radiographers’ attitudes towards the older patient: six and twelve months post intervention. Radiography, 22 (2). pp. 147-151.

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Purpose: To design and evaluate the effects of an educational intervention on Norwegian student radiographer attitudes towards older people.

Design: A longitudinal study design, using pre-test and post-test data was used to determine student attitudes to older people across their educational tenure. Attitudes were measured using Kogan’s attitudes towards older people scale. This paper, the second in the series, reports on the changes in student radiographer attitudes, post an educational intervention and post their first experience of clinical placement.

Results: Although students initially demonstrated significantly improved attitudes towards older people (p=0.01), this significance was not noted at 6 months and 12 months post intervention. In fact average scores reduced to an almost identical level to those found pre-intervention.

Conclusion: Whereas an educational intervention can have an initial positive effect on student attitudes towards older people, the experience of clinical placement reduces these initial effects.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Radiography
Publisher: WB Saunders for College of Radiographers
ISSN: 1078-8174
Departments: Academic Departments > Medical & Sport Sciences (MSS) > Health and Medical Sciences
Depositing User: Lisa Booth
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2016 15:35
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 15:32


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