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dc.contributor.authorCheetham, Anna
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-24T14:27:20Z
dc.date.available2017-08-24T14:27:20Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationTischler, V., Calton, T., Williams, M. & Cheetham, A. (2008). Patient anxiety in magnetic resonance imaging centres: Is further intervention needed? Radiography, 14 (3), pp.265-266.
dc.identifier.other10.1016/j.radi.2007.09.007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/14165
dc.description.abstractBackground: Anxiety is commonly reported by patients attending for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanning. This cross sectional postal survey sought the views of radiographers regarding: levels of patient anxiety, methods used to manage this before and during scanning, and the need for additional interventions to reduce anxiety. Results: Participants reported that they used procedures such as information leaflets, pre-scan visits and music to inform patients about the scan procedure and to reduce anxiety. Despite this, high levels of patient anxiety were reported, leading to scan disruption in some centres. The causes of anxiety concurred with previous research findings, for example, the scan environment, noise levels and fear of what the scan may reveal. Most participants were opposed to the idea of a multi-media intervention to reduce anxiety but this was often related to resource restrictions. Conclusions: Despite most centres using anxiety reducing techniques, many still report scan disruption suggesting there is a need to improve support for patients. © 2007 The College of Radiographers.
dc.description.urihttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1078817407000910
dc.subjectAnxiety
dc.subjectMagnetic resonance imaging
dc.titlePatient anxiety in magnetic resonance imaging centres: Is further intervention needed?
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