Title

Level of Knowledge of chain smokers about smoking and having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Date of Completion

2005

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Smoking, Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive

Abstract

The study used a descriptive type of research. Purposive sampling technique was utilized in the selection of 100 chain smokers residing in GMA, Trece Martires, Dasmarinas, Bacoor and Imus, Cavite who smoke continuously and consuming 1-2 packs of cigarette per day, male or female and ages ranging 15-70 years old, regardless of educational attainment and civil status. A questionnaire was the tool for gathering data. Data was analyzed through frequency distribution, percentage, ANOVA via f-test and t-test. The study concluded that majority of the respondents belong to the age bracket of 21-40 years old or young adults, male, has a monthly income of P10,000.00 and below, married and attained college. This group is at high risk of acquiring chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The respondents have a high level of knowledge about smoking in terms of cigarette content, government programs and second hand smoking. There is no significance difference on the level of knowledge of the respondents about smoking and having COPD when grouped according to age. There is a significant difference in the level of knowledge of chain smokers about smoking and having COPD in terms of educational attainment.

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