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Table 5 Radiographers self-assessed use of competences related to the “Technical and Radiographic Processes”

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

B. Competences related to the “Technical and Radiographic Processes” Rate of applicationa Overall evaluation, % 0–5 years (I) >5–15 years (II) >15–25 years (III) >25 years (IV) p-value Pairwise comparisona
Organizing and planning taking account of the clinical situation 1–3 10.8 20.5 1.4 11.3 13.8 0.014 A
4 10.4 11.4 8.2 17 7.5  
5–6 78.8 68.2 90.4 71.7 78.8 A
Responsibility for preparing the medico-technical equipment 1–3 1.2 4.5 0 1.9 0 0.011  
4 7.6 11.4 1.4 15.1 6.3  
5–6 91.2 84.1 98.6 83 93.6 A
Prioritizing patients in the work flow 1–3 8.8 18.2 5.5 7.5 7.5 0.023  
4 14.8 2.3 16.4 11.3 22.5 C
5–6 76.4 79.5 78.1 81.1 70  
Adapting the examination to the patient’s prerequisites and needs 1–3 8.8 9.1 12.3 3.8 8.8 0.007  
4 14 9.1 4.1 28.3 16.3 D
5–6 77.2 81.8 83.6 67.9 75  
Minimizing radiation doses for patient and staff 1–3 6 13.6 5.5 0 6.3 0.014  
4 11.2 4.5 5.5 15.1 17.5  
5–6 82.8 81.8 89 84.9 76.3  
Optimizing the quality of the image 1–3 8.8 4.5 2.7 22.6 7.5 0.001 D
4 10.4 13.6 4.1 9.4 15  
5–6 80.8 81.8 93.2 67.9 77.5 D
Preliminary assessment of images 1–3 18.4 29.5 19.2 18.9 11.3 0.015  
4 16.8 15.9 8.2 28.3 17.5 D
5–6 64.8 54.5 72.6 52.8 71.3  
  1. aevaluation of the application of the competence in professional activity: 1–3 sometimes; 4 often; 5–6 almost always
  2. p-value of the Chi criterion (A. I-II; B. I-III; C. I-IV; D. II-III; E. II-IV; F. III-IV - values of pairwise comparison)