Title

The level of awareness and acceptance of students in De La Salle University - Health Sciences Campus regarding bloodless medicine and surgery

Date of Completion

2002

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Bloodless Medical and Surgical Procedures

Abstract

The researcher used a non-experimental descriptive type of research. The respondents consisted of third, fourth, and fifth year medical students, including interns and clerks, medical radiation technology students, nursing students and physical therapy students. They were selected through stratified clustered sampling technique. The instrument of the study was a self-made questionnaire and divided into three (3) parts. Part I was for profile of the respondents. Part II consisted of 15 items, which determined the level of awareness regarding the concept, nature, advantages and disadvantages, availability, and practice of bloodless medicine and surgery. Part II consisted of 15 items, which determined the acceptance of the techniques and strategies used in bloodless medicine and surgery. Data was analyzed through frequency distribution, mean, t-test of independent means and f-test. The following conclusions were drawn: 1) From the 120 students, the majority were female, Catholic, Tagalog, Physical Therapy students, and have a family income of P6,001.00 and above; 2) Students of DLSU-HSC have a moderate level of awareness regarding bloodless medicine and surgery. They possess knowledge about the nature, practice and accessibility of bloodless medicine and surgery to a moderate degree; 3) Students of DLSU-HSC showed moderate level of acceptance regarding bloodless medical-surgical treatment. If placed under circumstances, they would not be able to decide whether they would accept traditional medical-surgical treatment using allogenic blood or opt for bloodless medical-surgical care; 4) The level of awareness regarding bloodless medicine and surgery is not affected by gender, ethnic affiliation, course, and family income. However, it is affected by religion; 5) The level of acceptance regarding bloodless medicine and surgery is not affected by gender, ethnic affiliation and family income. However, the level of acceptance regarding bloodless medicine and surgery is affected by religion and course.

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