Appropriateness in imaging studies selection among emergency medicine post-graduate student in Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia

Malek, Muhammad Hanif Abdul (2020) Appropriateness in imaging studies selection among emergency medicine post-graduate student in Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia. Masters thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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Background Radiological imaging has played a significant role in evaluating patients in the emergency department (ED). Thus, emergency department personnel needs to be competent in selecting appropriate radiological imaging for the patients. Objectives This study aims to determine competency in appropriate imaging studies selection among the postgraduate students and look for association in this matter with their academic year and clinical experiences. Methods Emergency medicine postgraduate students were recruited from Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia and were given a set of questionnaires that consist of 10 common clinical scenarios. The questions were selected from American College of Radiology appropriateness criteria, and cross-reference was made using the local guideline. The results were then graded as a whole and stratified by academic year and clinical experiences using analysis of variance and independent T-test. Results A total of 92 respondents completed the survey. The mean of the overall correct answer was 7.61 (SD, 1.41). First to fourth year postgraduate students scored 6.88 (SD, 0.85), 7.29 (SD, 1.04), 7.23 (SD, 1.41), and 9.13 (SD, 1.13). The inferential analysis found a significant association between competency and academic year and a non-significant difference between competency and clinical experiences. Conclusion Significant improvement was noted in the competency throughout the program. However, the average score that was not perfect concludes that a more structured curriculum and familiarization towards appropriateness guidelines might help in producing a more proficient emergency physician.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Emergency Medicine; American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria; Radiological Imaging; Postgraduate student
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R735-854 Medical education. Medical schools. Research
Divisions: Kampus Kesihatan (Health Campus) > Pusat Pengajian Sains Perubatan (School of Medical Sciences) > Thesis
Depositing User: Mr Abdul Hadi Mohammad
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2023 08:05
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2023 08:05

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