International Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research

International Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research


International Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research
International Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 4
Chest radiography: Awareness and perception as a medical imaging procedure among patients in Central Hospital Warri, Delta State in Nigeria

Ese Anibor, Ojigho-Jaiyeoba E J, Martins Obaroefe, Rita Oghenevwede Dickson-Ojere

Introduction: The Medical field has benefited immensely from the discovery of X-ray as an important diagnostic tool due to its non-invasive and easily accessible feature. This study is aimed at evaluating awareness and the perception of Chest radiography as a medical imaging procedure among patients in Central Hospital Warri, Delta State in Nigeria. Material and Methods: The descriptive cross-sectional study design was employed, with respondents within the ages of 21-70 years. Data were obtained via questionnaire which were later computed and arranged into data sheets. Prior to data collection ethical consent was obtained from the Research and Ethics Committee, Human Anatomy and Cell Biology Department, Delta State University, Abraka in Nigeria. Data obtained were analysed with the aid of Statistical Package for Social Sciences version 25, with chi-square employed as a statistical tool for inferential statistics. Results: Findings from the study showed Hospital (28, 25.7%) been the most predominant sources of recommendation for an X-ray with health awareness been the least (13, 11.9%). Results also showed educational status having a significance with p-value of 0.030, 0.008 when compared against response to the questions on X-ray; ‘Have you heard of X-ray? ‘Do you think a chest X-ray is harmful?’ respectively. Conclusion: The Hospital was the most predominant source of recommendation as regards awareness and also educational status had a significant relationship when compared against response to questions on X-ray.
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Ese Anibor, Ojigho-Jaiyeoba E J, Martins Obaroefe, Rita Oghenevwede Dickson-Ojere. Chest radiography: Awareness and perception as a medical imaging procedure among patients in Central Hospital Warri, Delta State in Nigeria. International Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research, Volume 3, Issue 4, 2021, Pages 1-6
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