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Proficiency in Reading Pneumoconiosis Radiographs Examined by the 60-film Set with 4-factor Structuring 8-index.
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PMID:  22301989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
29 physicians (A1-Group) and 24 physicians (A2-Group) attending the 1st and 2nd "Asian Intensive Reader of Pneumoconiosis" (AIR Pneumo) training course, respectively, and 22 physicians (B-Group) attending the Brazilian training course took the examination of reading the 60-film set. The objective of the study was firstly to investigate the factor structure of physiciansf proficiency of reading pneumoconiosis chest X-ray, and secondly to examine differences in factor scores between groups. Reading results in terms of the 8-index of all examinees (Examinee Group) were subjected to the exploratory factor analysis. A 4-factor was analyzed to structure the 8-index: the specificity for pneumoconiosis, specificity for large opacities, specificity for pleural plaque and shape differentiation for small opacities loaded on the Factor 1; the sensitivity for pneumoconiosis and sensitivity for large opacities loaded on the Factor 2; the sensitivity for pleural plaque loaded on the Factor 3; the profusion increment consistency loaded on the Factor 4. 4-Factor scores were compared between each other of the three groups. The Factor 2 scores in A1 and A2 groups were significantly higher than in B-Group. Four factors could reflect four aspects of reading proficiency of pneumoconiosis X-ray, and it was suggested that 4-factor scores could also assess the attained skills appropriately.
Huashi Zhou; Yukinori Kusaka; Taro Tamura; Narufumi Suganuma; Ponglada Subhannachart; Somkiat Siriruttanapruk; Narongpon Dumavibhat; Xing Zhang; P K Sishodiya; Khuong VAN Duy; Kurt G Hering; John E Parker; Eduardo Algranti; Igor Fedotov; Hisao Shida; Masanori Akira
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Industrial health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1880-8026     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  2985065R     Medline TA:  Ind Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Environmental Health, School of Medicine, University of Fukui.
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