Title

Relationship between the level of awareness and the level of practices of street vendor in Burol I and Burol II Dasmariñas, Cavite regarding the prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Date of Completion

2006

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive, Lung Diseases, Respiratory Tract Diseases, Vendors, Commerce, Marketing

Abstract

The study used descriptive and correlational type of research. The respondents were 100 street vendors of Burol 1 and Burol 2, Dasmarinas, Cavite chosen using convenience simple technique. Data was obtained using a self-formulated questionnaire and analyzed through frequency distribution, percentage, mean, t-test, Pearson’s r and Kruskal-Wallis Test. The study concluded that, 1) Most of the respondents were 16-25 years old, female, high school graduate, had a daily income of P251 and above, non-smoker, non-alcoholic drinker and did not have a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; 2) The respondents were fully aware regarding prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. They were well informed about proper ways on how to prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; 3) The respondents have a good level of practice regarding prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This implies that they always put into practice what they know considering that they are fully aware about different ways on how to prevent chronic obstructive disease; 4) There was no significant difference in the level of awareness of the respondents regarding prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease when grouped according to educational attainment, lifestyle, economic status and health history. On the other hand, there was a significant difference when the respondents were grouped according to age and gender. Age is a predictor of the level of awareness of the respondents because as age increases, the level of awareness also increases through experiences, mass media and environmental exposure; 5) There was a significant difference in the level of practices regarding prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease when the respondents were grouped according to gender while there was no significant difference in the level of practices regarding prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease when the respondents were grouped according to age, educational background, lifestyle, economic status and health history; 6) There was a significant relationship between the level of awareness and level of practices of the respondents regarding prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. As the level of awareness increases, the level of practices also improves. As respondents become aware of the preventive measures, they practice these more and they become more concerned with their health in terms of healthy habits.

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