Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Sudanese Orthopaedic Registrars Towards Intra-Operative Radiation Protection


  • Sufian Mohamed Departement Of Orthopedic University of Kassala - Kassala,. Kassala,Sudan
  • Mohamed Hamid Awadelseid Departement of Orthopedic Excellence Trauma Centre- Khartoum, Sudan
  • Yassir Gashi Departement of Orthopedic Khartoum University- -Khartoum, Sudan
  • Hassan Elbahri Departement of Orthopedic International University of Africa -Khartoum, Sudan


Intra-Operative, Radiation, Protection


Orthopaedic  surgeons  are   at  higher  and  increasing  risk  of   radiation  exposureduring  fluoroscopically  guided  procedures. However,  this risk  can be  decreased  by  adherence  to  standard  radiation  protection    precautions   and  by  better  knowledge  and    practice   during exposure. To  assess   the  level  of  Knowledge ,  attitudes , and  practice  towards  intra-operative  radiation  protection  among  the  rotating  Sudanese orthopaedic  surgery  registrars .  Knowledge Attitude and Practice Survey:The  questionnaire  was  handed  to  all  (67)  previously  identified  orthopaedic  surgery  registrars enrolled  in Sudan Medical Specialization  Board  training  program . Questionnaires  were  filled . Most  of  orthopaedic  surgery  trainees  did  not  adhere  to  radiation  protection  principles .Only  fifteen  (24.6%) , twelve ( 19.7%), and  seven  registrars (11.5%)  have  accepted  level  of  knowledge,  attitude,  and  practice  towards  intra-operative  radiation  protection   respectively   after  categorization  according  to   their  achieved  scores. There  is  a  significant   relationship   between   radiation  protection workshop  attendance  and  level  of  knowledge  , attitude  ; and  practice  with  P  value  0.0003 ,  0.004 ,  and  0.0000  respectively . only  6.6%  of  the  registrars  attend  a  workshop  of  this  concern . Also  those  who  read  a  literature  about   radiation  protection  have  a  better  knowledge  with  P  value 0.0000 ,  attitude  with    P  value  0.0000 . Their  practice  to  lesser  extent  better  than  those  not  reading  an  article  regarding  radiation  protection  at  all   with  P value  0.1010  .Only  19.7%  of  the  registrars  who  read    such  literature  . This  study  showed  low  levels  of  Knowledge , Attitude , and  Practices  among  the  Sudanese orthopaedic  surgery   registrars  in  protecting themselves  against   intra-operative  radiation  protection .Most  of  the  registrars  neither  read  about   radiation  protection  nor  attended  a workshop .


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Mohamed, S. ., Awadelseid, M. H. ., Gashi, Y. ., & Elbahri, H. . (2021). Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Sudanese Orthopaedic Registrars Towards Intra-Operative Radiation Protection. International Journal of Applied Sciences: Current and Future Research Trends, 9(01), 43–66. Retrieved from