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Clinical Effectiveness: How Much Do Radiographers Know About It And What Do They Think Of The Concept?

Upton, Dominic (1999) Clinical Effectiveness: How Much Do Radiographers Know About It And What Do They Think Of The Concept? Radiography, 5 (2). pp. 79-87.

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Purpose: The dual concepts of evidence-based practice (EBP) and clinical effectiveness have become ever more important in the health service in recent years. In order that suitable initiatives can be derived and future policy shaped and evaluated it is important that the current study aimed to examine these in a representative sample of radiographers.
Methods: A total of 138 individual radiographers selected at random from the population of radiographers within Wales were approached and requested to complete a postal questionnaire. Of those approached, 76 completed and returned the questionnaire.
Results: Individuals considered themselves to be lacking in certain key skills essential for evidence-based practice. Specifically, these appeared to be related to the more "technical" research-related skills and there was limited evidence that individuals were undertaking many of these components. However, attitudes towards EBP and clinical effectiveness were, by and large, positive.
Conclusion: The current underlying culture provides a firm foundation for the necessary education and encouragement required for the fuller implementation of evidence based practice in radiographers.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: attutudes, clinical effectiveness, evidence-based practice, radiography, education
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Laura Scurlock-Evans
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2010 10:54
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 16:52

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