Title

Levels of social support and coping of tuberculosis patients in Panapaan II, Bacoor Cavite

Date of Completion

2005

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Tuberculosis, Psychosocial Support Systems, Adaptation, Psychological

Abstract

This study utilized a quantitative type of research. Fifty (50) patients with tuberculosis in Panapaan II, Bacoor, Cavite were chosen using purposive sampling technique. An adapted and modified tool was utilized to gather data. The statistical treatments used were mean, Pearson’s r, t-test and f-test. The study concluded that, 1) Majority of the respondents were male, Roman Catholic, married, aged 20-39, high school graduate, employed, and with a duration of illness of 6-9 months; 2) Age was a significant determinant of the level of social support received by the respondents while employment status was a significant determinant of the level of coping; 3) The respondents’ level of coping is higher when they are employed while younger respondents received a higher level of support than the older respondents.

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