Title

Coping strategies among patients who experienced vehicular accidents and confined in the Philippine Orthopedic Center

Date of Completion

2006

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Adaptation, Psychological, Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms, Accidents, Traffic

Abstract

This study utilized the descriptive non-experimental method. One hundred (100) respondents from Philippine Orthopedic Center were selected using purposive sampling technique. The instrument used was a self-made questionnaire divided into two (2) parts: socio-demographic data and 10-item statements on the different coping strategies. The statistical treatments applied were percentage distribution, mean, t-test or two-samples and f-test or ANOVA. The following conclusions were drawn: 1) Most of the respondents were male, 20-29 years old, married, Catholic and high school graduate; 2) The level of coping strategies of the patients who experienced vehicular accidents and confined in Philippine Orthopedic Center is high; 3) There were no significant differences between the coping strategies when they were grouped according to age, gender, civil status, religious affiliation and educational attainment.

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