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A critical appraisal of the information given and available to bone scan patients in South Wales

Rogers, Hywel and Bello, Zainab 2012. A critical appraisal of the information given and available to bone scan patients in South Wales. Presented at: UK Radiological Congress, Manchester, UK, 25th - 27th June 2012.

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Aim and objectives: To critically evaluate the information available and given to bone scan patients in South Wales. This was carried out by assessing bone scan information leaflets from 10 hospitals in South Wales and information available on the internet. Method: The information sent out by nuclear medicine departments was gathered and information sources available on the internet were searched using a general search engine. Evaluation of the quality of information was assessed by an experienced radiographer in radionuclide imaging and considered procedure preparation, contraindications, complications/risks, aftercare, result availability, links to other relevant websites, visual support and contact details. The readability of the material was assessed using the Flesch reading ease tool. Results: The overall quality of the information from all sources was low, with scores between 27% and 66%. Readability scores from the Flesch reading ease chart showed that most sources were easy to read except for 3 hospital leaflets and 2 websites, which were below an agreed standard score of 60. Conclusion: The information available and given to patients for a radionuclide bone scan examination is not comprehensive. While the readability score for most of the information was good, there were some sources that could be difficult for patients to read.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2017 06:02

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