Title

The relationship between the level of knowledge and the level of compliance to antibiotic therapy of clients with upper respiratory tract infections in selected communities in Dasmariñas, Cavite

Date of Completion

2005

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Respiratory Tract Infections, Antibacterial Agents

Abstract

The research used a descriptive, correlational-survey method, which involved 200 respondents from selected communities in Dasmarinas, Cavite namely, Barangay San Agustin II, Barangay Sta. Cruz I, Barangay Sabang, City Homes Subdivision, and Zone I chosen using convenience sampling technique. Questionnaire was used as a research tool during data gathering. Mean, percentage distribution, chi-square, and Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient were the statistical measures used to test and find answers to the hypothesis of the study. The study reports the following conclusions: 1) Most of the respondents of the study were 21-30 years old, female, reached secondary level of education, and had a monthly family income of P10,000 and below; 2) The overall knowledge of respondents regarding antibiotic therapy as treatment for upper respiratory tract infections was moderate knowledge; 3) The overall level of compliance of respondents regarding antibiotic therapy as treatment for upper respiratory tract infections was full compliance; 4) There was no significant difference in the level of knowledge of clients regarding antibiotic therapy as treatment for upper respiratory tract infection when grouped according to age, gender, educational attainment, and socio-economic status; 5) There was no significant difference in level of compliance of clients regarding antibiotic therapy as treatment for upper respiratory tract infections when grouped according to age, gender, educational attainment, and socio-economic status; 6) There was a significant relationship between the level of knowledge and the level of compliance of clients regarding antibiotic therapy as treatment for upper respiratory tract infections.

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