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dc.contributor.authorMunn, Z.en
dc.contributor.authorPearson, A.en
dc.contributor.authorJordan, Z.en
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, F.en
dc.contributor.authorPilkington, D.en
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, A.en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 2016; 47(4):329-336en
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can experience anxiety and claustrophobia. A multimethod action research study was conducted to determine how patient care was currently being delivered in an MRI department and to determine whether this could be improved. Methods: This action research study used both quantitative and qualitative methods. Changes were introduced into the department after baseline data collection to address areas for improvement. A survey was conducted of patients to establish their level of satisfaction and/or anxiety and to determine whether this improved during the course of the project. Staff practice was qualitatively observed over the course of the project and observations recorded in a field diary. Finally, focus groups were held with staff. Results: The project resulted in improved satisfaction and lower anxiety for patients, and increased the amount of patients receiving information compared with the results of a baseline survey. However, these findings were not statistically significant. Among staff, qualitative observations portrayed a renewed focus on the patient in MRI including changes in their actions such as increased use of touch, improved communication, and focused efforts to maintain privacy. Conclusions: This study was able to achieve a change in practice through an action research cycle in a MRI department. Over the course of the project, improvements were made to the department, and radiographers changed the way they acted and interacted with patients.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityZachary Munn, Alan Pearson, Zoe Jordan, Fred Murphy, Diana Pilkington and Amanda Andersonen
dc.publisherCanadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologistsen
dc.rights© 2016 Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.en
dc.subjectMRI; action research; patient experience; anxietyen
dc.titleAddressing the patient experience in a magnetic resonance imaging department: final results from an action research studyen
dc.typeJournal articleen
pubs.library.collectionMedicine publicationsen
dc.identifier.orcidMunn, Z. [0000-0002-7091-5842]en
dc.identifier.orcidJordan, Z. [0000-0001-9125-1582]en
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