Title

Soil-transmitted helminthes and associated transmission factors among school children in a selected barangay in Trece Martires City, Cavite

Date of Completion

2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science

Keywords

Helminths, Children

Abstract

This study used the descriptive cross-sectional research design. Using purposive sampling technique, the study focused on children aging from 3-8 years old of any gender that resides in a barangay in Trece Martires, Cavite. Parents were given survey forms and consent forms that proves that they agree to test their children's tool sample for occurrence report in the area. Kato thick technique is used for qualitative and semi-quantitative diagnosis of intestinal helminthis infestations; caused by Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura and hookworm. Data was analyzed using Spearman rank correlation. The study concluded that: 1) there is a presence of soil-transmitted helminthes, Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura and hookworm; 2) upon isolating the soil-transmitted helminthes, it was determine by the degree of infection; 3) there is a significant relationship between the presence of soil-transmitted helminthes and demographic profile, such as hand washing habit and water resources while age, gender, shoe wearing (inside and outside), presence of latrine, boiling of water and house-flooring does not give any significant relationship.

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