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Perception of quality control by personnel in diagnostic radiology facilities in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

SO Inyang, IE Essien, NO Egbe

Abstract


Background: The perception of quality control (QC) implementation by personnel in diagnostic radiology facilities can affect service delivery and deprive the facilities of the benefits associated with QC implementation.The responses by personnel working in diagnostic radiology facilities in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, concerning the implementation of quality control in diagnostic radiology has been assessed in order to ascertain their perception of QC implementation.

Method: A total of thirty eight (38) radiology personnel from twenty radiology facilities took part in the study that was conducted using a twenty item questionnaire that was initially tested for reliability.

Result: Responses from the surveyed personnel showed a positive perception for some QC items and a seeming lack of interest in some other items.This situation may be due to the perceived lack of interest and lack of cooperation from management of their facilities.The personnel also felt that they did not have sufficient training to implement QC and that QC results were difficult to analyse.

Keywords: perception, quality control, personnel, management, diagnostic radiology




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