Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(11): 1945-1955

Knowledge and attitudes toward the safe use of intravascular contrast media in medical imaging among clinicians: a cross-sectional study

Authors: Ali Alamer, Asim Aldhilan, Ziyad Almushayti, Abdulrahman Almuqbil, Ajlan Alajlan, Ali Alali, Abdullah Alyahya, Sharifa K. Alduraibi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Safe use of intravascular (IV) contrast media in medical imaging is important. We aimed to assess the cliniciansí knowledge and attitudes toward safe use of IV contrast media in medical imaging regardless of their specialty and experience. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted using a self-administered questionnaire in selected hospitals at Qassim, Saudi Arabia. The participants were exposed to 30 items to assess their knowledge and attitudes toward safe use of contrast media. The mean percentage scores were correlated with the specialty, level of training, experience, and frequency of contrast study requisition. Results: A total of 227 participants enrolled in the study. Internal medicine and pediatric were the highest specialties among participants (26.4%). Nearly half of participants (40.5%) had more than 10 years of experience in their field. Majority of the participants had insufficient knowledge (85.9%) and negative attitudes (80.2%) toward safe use of contrast media. The results indicate some variations in level of knowledge in between different specialties in favor of internal medicine (p = 0.041), and statistically significant association between the participantsí attitudes and their perception of level of knowledge (p = 0.004). Finally, there is a statistically significant relation between knowledge and attitudes (p< 0.01) with correlation coefficient (0.331) that consider as low. Conclusions: The study confirms overall unsatisfactory knowledge and negative attitudes toward safe use of IV contrast media among clinicians. Such findings might interfere with patientís safety or postponing necessary study. Improving knowledge on contrast media safety is highly recommended through curricular or non-curricular activities.

Keywords:
Safe use, intravascular contrast media, clinicians, Qassim, Saudi Arabia


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Knowledge and attitudes toward the safe use of intravascular contrast media in medical imaging among clinicians: a cross-sectional study


Authors
Ali Alamer
Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
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Asim Aldhilan
Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
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Ziyad Almushayti
Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulrahman Almuqbil
Medical intern, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
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Ajlan Alajlan
Medical intern, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
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Ali Alali
Medical intern, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Alyahya
Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
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Sharifa K Alduraibi

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Correspondence to:
. Sharifa K. Alduraibi, Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia.; salduraibi@qu.edu.sa.

Publication history
Received 19 Sep 2021
Accepted 04 Oct 2021
Published online 30 Oct 2021
Published in print 18 Nov 2021

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Alamer A, Aldhilan A, Almushayti Z, Almuqbil A, Alajlan A, Alali A, Alyahya A, Alduraibi SK. Knowledge and attitudes toward the safe use of intravascular contrast media in medical imaging among clinicians: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. 2021; 5(11): 1945-1955. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1632031115


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Alamer A, Aldhilan A, Almushayti Z, Almuqbil A, Alajlan A, Alali A, Alyahya A, Alduraibi SK. Knowledge and attitudes toward the safe use of intravascular contrast media in medical imaging among clinicians: a cross-sectional study. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=125670 [Access: January 28, 2022]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1632031115


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Alamer A, Aldhilan A, Almushayti Z, Almuqbil A, Alajlan A, Alali A, Alyahya A, Alduraibi SK. Knowledge and attitudes toward the safe use of intravascular contrast media in medical imaging among clinicians: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. 2021; 5(11): 1945-1955. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1632031115


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Alamer A, Aldhilan A, Almushayti Z, Almuqbil A, Alajlan A, Alali A, Alyahya A, Alduraibi SK. Knowledge and attitudes toward the safe use of intravascular contrast media in medical imaging among clinicians: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC. (2021), [cited January 28, 2022]; 5(11): 1945-1955. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1632031115


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Alamer, A., Aldhilan, . A., Almushayti, . Z., Almuqbil, . A., Alajlan, . A., Alali, . A., Alyahya, . A. & Alduraibi, . S. K. (2021) Knowledge and attitudes toward the safe use of intravascular contrast media in medical imaging among clinicians: a cross-sectional study. IJMDC, 5 (11), 1945-1955. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1632031115


Turabian Style

Alamer, Ali, Asim Aldhilan, Ziyad Almushayti, Abdulrahman Almuqbil, Ajlan Alajlan, Ali Alali, Abdullah Alyahya, and Sharifa K. Alduraibi. 2021. Knowledge and attitudes toward the safe use of intravascular contrast media in medical imaging among clinicians: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (11), 1945-1955. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1632031115


Chicago Style

Alamer, Ali, Asim Aldhilan, Ziyad Almushayti, Abdulrahman Almuqbil, Ajlan Alajlan, Ali Alali, Abdullah Alyahya, and Sharifa K. Alduraibi. "Knowledge and attitudes toward the safe use of intravascular contrast media in medical imaging among clinicians: a cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 1945-1955. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1632031115


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alamer, Ali, Asim Aldhilan, Ziyad Almushayti, Abdulrahman Almuqbil, Ajlan Alajlan, Ali Alali, Abdullah Alyahya, and Sharifa K. Alduraibi. "Knowledge and attitudes toward the safe use of intravascular contrast media in medical imaging among clinicians: a cross-sectional study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.11 (2021), 1945-1955. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1632031115


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alamer, A., Aldhilan, . A., Almushayti, . Z., Almuqbil, . A., Alajlan, . A., Alali, . A., Alyahya, . A. & Alduraibi, . S. K. (2021) Knowledge and attitudes toward the safe use of intravascular contrast media in medical imaging among clinicians: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (11), 1945-1955. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1632031115


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