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Table 4

Difference in the percentage of “Need” of knowledge which should be delivered at the forum-style risk communication among medical doctors, pharmacists, nurses and laypersons.

Medical doctors (n = 170) Pharmacists (n = 84) Nurses (n = 246) Laypersons (n = 1030)
Item Need (%) Need (%) Need (%) Need (%) χ2test
Risk of radiation effects 71.8 73.8 68.7 74.7 0.278
Radiation effects on children 75.9 75.0 68.3 71.6 0.343
Scientific facts 80.6 77.4 60.2 72.4 0.000
Effectiveness of food standards as a radiation countermeasure 67.6 73.8 61.0 73.3 0.001
Setting the basis for the standards 71.8 70.2 55.7 69.3 0.000
Effectiveness of decontamination as a radiation countermeasure 66.5 66.7 63.8 68.3 0.606
Validity of the standards 70.0 72.6 54.5 68.1 0.000
Recommendation of avoidance behavior 65.9 66.7 58.5 65.0 0.242
The effectiveness of the standards of space dose of radiation as a countermeasure 60.0 64.3 54.1 66.4 0.003
Uncertainty of radiation effects 70.0 65.5 50.0 59.5 0.000

“According to percentage of scores 4 and 5”.

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