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Table 1 Self-reported characteristics of respondents to before and after surveys

From: Evaluation of the impact of a brief educational message on clinicians’ awareness of risks of ionising-radiation exposure in imaging investigations: a pilot pre-post intervention study

 Baseline respondents
(N = 170)
n (%)
Follow-up
Respondents
(N = 168)
n (%)
P value
What grade of doctor are you?
 F1 to F227 (15.9)1 (0.6)< 0.001
 ST1 to ST327 (15.9)18 (10.7) 
 Training grade ST3+27 (15.9)19 (11.3) 
 Consultant78 (45.9)107 (63.7) 
 Other11 (6.5)23 (13.7) 
Which of these best describes your medical speciality?
 Medicine50 (29.4)44 (26.2)0.355
 Surgery27 (15.9)28 (16.7) 
 Trauma and Orthopedics8 (4.7)12 (7.1) 
 Obstetrics and Gynaecology4 (2.4)6 (3.6) 
 Oncology/Haematology3 (1.8)8 (4.8) 
 Pediatrics14 (8.2)7 (4.2) 
 Radiology9 (5.3)16 (9.5) 
 Anaesthetics19 (11.2)12 (7.1) 
 Emergency Medicine17 (10.0)19 (11.3) 
 Other19 (11.2)16 (9.5) 
Have you received formal training on radiation safety with regard to diagnostic investigations?
 Yes111 (65.3)106 (63.1)0.673
 No59 (34.7)62 (36.9) 
If yes, where was this?
 Medical school44 (38.9)42 (39.3)0.962
 After medical school69 (61.1)65 (60.1)