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Abstract

Assessment of Level of Professionalism among Clinical Radiographers Practicing in Anambra State, Nigeria

Chidiebere Henry Onwuka, Felicitas Ugochukwu Idigo, Christopher Chukwuemeka Ohagwu, Michael Promise Ogolodom, Uche N Eja-Egwu, Awajimijan Nathaniel Mbaba and Beatrice Ukamaka Maduka

Background: Professionalism is characterized by the degree of dedication displayed by individuals regarding the values and behavioral attributes of a specific career identity. This study was designed to evaluate the level of professionalism among clinical practicing Radiographers in Anambra State, Nigeria.

Materials and method: This was a descriptive survey conducted among 59 clinical radiographers selected using the convenience sampling technique. The self-administered hardcopy version of the questionnaire was given to each respondent after obtaining their consent and the completed questionnaires were retrieved immediately. The data obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistics.

Results: All 100% (n=59) of the respondents strongly agreed that selection of the right exposure factors/parameters is important in producing a quality image. On nursing approach to patients, majority 78.0% (n=46) of the respondents always treat all patients with respect and sensitivity most times. A majority 37.3% (n=22) of the respondents sometimes read books and articles on radiography practice. The majority 57.63% (n=34) of the respondents said they always approached work in an organized and professional manner as taught in updated courses.

Conclusion: A preponderance of Clinical Radiographers in this study, exhibited good professional approaches to work.