Radiologic technology students' technical skills in simulation and actual chest x-ray imaging as measured by competency evaluation:

Sub Title: indicative of radiologic technologists' supervisory performance

Author: Perez, Marlon O.

Accession Number: 1506D

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Copyright Year: 2013

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This descriptive-correlational study sought to determine the relationship of radiologic technology students' level of competency in cognitive skills in chest x-ray imaging, affective skills in dealing with patients in chest x-ray imaging, and psychomotor skills in handling the diagnostic x-ray equipment and devices. This evaluation study likewise sought to measure the relationship of radiologic technology students' technical skills in chest x-ray imaging simulation and actual chest x-ray imaging measured by competency evaluation: indicative of radiologic technologists' supervisory effectiveness in the Diagnostic Imaging Department in the major hospitals in Iloilo City. The results showed that the levels of competency of radiologic technology students' cognitive skills in chest x-ray imaging, their affective skills in chest x-ray imaging, and their psychomotor skills in handling diagnostic x-ray equipment and devices were determined to be competent, and the responses were consistent as shown by the small standard deviation (SD). The overall mean scores in determining the levels of competency of radiologic technology students' technical skills in performing simulated chest x-ray imaging procedures, and actual chest x-ray imaging procedures measured by competency evaluations, were determined to be competent, and the responses were reliable as shown by the small standard deviations. The following results measured the degree of correlations of the variables in this evaluation study: (1) There was a strong positive significant relationship between radiologic technology students' cognitive skills and affective skills in the performance of chest x-ray imaging procedures; (2) A strong positive significant correlation was also determined between radiologic technology students' cognitive skills in chest x-ray imaging, and psychomotor skills in terms of manipulating the diagnostic x-ray equipment and devices; (3) There was a strong positive significant correlation between radiologic technology students' technical skills in a simulated chest x-ray imaging procedures and actual chest x-ray imaging examinations measured by competency evaluation; (4) The radiologic technology students' affective skills in chest x-ray imaging, their psychomotor skills in handling diagnostic x-ray machine and devices, and their cognitive skills in the aspects of radiographic positioning, image quality and radiographic anatomy identification, were found to be significant determinants of their technical skills in the performance of simulated chest x-ray imaging procedures; and, (5) The radiologic technology students' affective skills in chest x-ray imaging procedures were found to be the best determinants of their technical skills in the performance of actual chest x-ray imaging procedures measured by competency evaluation.


Keywords: Radiologic technology students' technical skills

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