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Table 3 Radiographers’ self -assessed competences level with respect to their work experience

From: Assessment of radiographers’ competences from the perspectives of radiographers and radiologists: a cross-sectional survey in Lithuania

  Radiologists mean evaluations Radiographers mean evaluations 0–5 years (I) >5–15 years (II) >15–25 years (III) >25 years (IV) p-value Pairwise comparison*
Median (min-max; mean)
A. Competences related to “Nurse-initiated care”
 Independent carrying out the specialist’s prescriptions 7.66 8.49 8 (1–10; 7.75) 9 (1–10; 8.58) 8 (1–10; 8.36) 9 (4–10; 8.90) 0.001 C
 Independent carrying out the radiologist’s prescriptions 8.30 8.86 9 (5–10; 8.32) 9 (2–10;8.81) 9 (4–10; 9.08) 9 (2–10; 9.05) 0.006 B; C
 Adequately informing the patient 8.15 9.20 9 (5–10; 9.00) 10 (7–10; 9.36) 9 (7–10; 9.04) 10 (5–10; 9.28) 0.027 A
 Guiding the patient’s relatives 7.09 8.10 7 (1–10; 7.57) 9 (1–10; 8.44) 8 (1–10; 7.57) 9 (2–10; 8.45) 0.001 A; C; D; F
 Collaborating with other radiographers 8.36 9.29 10 (5–10; 9.16) 9 (7–10; 9.14) 10 (6–10; 9.51) 10 (4–10; 9.36) 0.033 D
 Disseminating professional experience 7.87 8.78 8 (4–10; 8.25) 9 (6–10; 9.95) 9 (4–10; 8.72) 9 (3–10; 8.96) 0.004 A; C
 Participating in quality improvement regarding patient safety and care 7.50 8.62 9 (1–10; 8.41) 9 (6–10; 9.15) 9 (1–10; 8.32) 9,5 (3–10; 9.14) 0.005 F
B. Competences related to “Technical and radiographic processes”
 Producing accurate and correct images 8.10 9.04 9 (7–10; 8.84) 9 (1–10; 9.08) 9 (5–10; 8.81) 10 (1–10; 9.26) <0.001 C; F
 Evaluating the quality of the medical image in relation to the referral and the question stated therein 7.86 8.62 8 (5–10; 8.39) 9 (1–10; 8.89) 9 (5–10; 8.43) 9 (1–10; 8.63) 0.018 A
 Optimizing the quality of the image 7.52 8.63 8 (5–10; 8.25) 9 (1–10; 8.89) 8 (5–10; 8.53) 9 (1–10; 8.66) 0.027 A
 Preliminary assessment of images 7.52 8.24 8 (4–10; 7.66) 9 (3–10; 8.34) 8 (1–10; 8.21) 9 (2–10; 8.50) 0.006 A; C
  1. *p-value of the Kruskal-Wallis criterion (A. I-II; B. I-III; C. I-IV; D. II-III; E. II-IV; F. III-IV - p-values of pairwise comparison)