Observations of radiographer communication: an exploratory study using Transactional Analysis

Booth, Lisa ORCID logo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7957-6501 and Manning, David J. (2006) Observations of radiographer communication: an exploratory study using Transactional Analysis. Radiography, 12 (4). pp. 276-282. Full text not available from this repository.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2005.09.005


Purpose: Communication in medical imaging is a neglected area of research, despite the necessity for good communication if optimum diagnostic images are to be achieved.

Methods: The present study has investigated the styles of communication used in medical imaging, using an approach known as Transactional Analysis. This approach has been demonstrated previously as having reliability and validity, using observations and supporting interviews with medical imaging staff, along with inter-rater observations of radiographer–patient interactions.

Results: The results indicate that Transactional Analysis can be used effectively for identifying and naming interaction events in diagnostic radiography, with diagnostic radiographers using five styles of communication.

Conclusion: Radiographers tend to use parental styles of communicating; these styles are commonly associated with a practitioner-centred approach to dealing with patients which often result in non-adherence.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Radiography
Publisher: College of Radiographers
ISSN: 1078-8174
Departments: Academic Departments > Medical & Sport Sciences (MSS) > Health and Medical Sciences
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2010 14:28
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2024 19:30
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/308
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