Waleed Awwad | Saudi Arabia

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)

Waleed Awwad

Department of Orthopedics, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


  • Research Article   
    Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Occupational Radiation Safety among Physicians in Saudi Arabia
    Author(s): Abdulmonem Alsiddiky, Nouf Alabdulkarim*, Nouf Altwaijri, Waleed Awwad and Khalid Bakarman

    Background: Despite its advantages, ionizing radiation causes adverse reactions on living organisms. To apply protective measures, physicians must minimize the time of exposure as possible, maximize their distance from the radiation source and wear protective gear. This study aimed to understand the level of awareness, knowledge, and safe practice of radiology among physicians in different specialities within the medical field. Methods and Material: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Physicians in several specialities, medical and surgical, of different levels of experience, were included, and physicians without a medical license were excluded. A 16-item self-administered questionnaire measuring physicians’ knowledge, attitude, and exposure to radiation and radiation safety. Results: One hundred and thirty-five physicians were included in the study; t.. Read More»

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