Title

Effects of graphic health warnings on the smoking behavior of adolescents

Date of Completion

2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Smoking, Adolescents

Abstract

This study utilized the non-equivalent pre-test-post test quasi-experimental design. Sixty (60) adolescents were chosen as respondents using purposive and judgmental sampling technique from selected barangays in the City of Imus, Cavite. A self-made questionnaire composed of a personal information sheet and assessment of the smoking behavior of adolescents was used to obtain data. Frequency distribution, mean and t-test were applied in statistical analysis. The study found out that, 1) Majority of the respondents were male, high school student and belonged to nuclear families having a monthly family income of Php10,000 or below; 2) Majority of the respondents in the comparison group has a good smoking behavior both during the pre-test and the post-test. While the treatment group, majority of the respondents have good smoking behavior during the pre-test as well as after the administration of the intervention. However, there was a slight increase in the mean; 3) There was no significant difference in the smoking behavior of the respondents before and after the implementation of graphic health warnings in the comparison and treatment groups.

First Advisor

Maria Bernadette R. Daplas

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