Awareness and preventive practices on colon cancer of selected barangays in General Trias, Cavite.

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Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology


Colon Cancer


This study used a descriptive-correlational research. The respondents of the study were residents of General Trias, Cavite with age of 40 years old and above and not have been diagnosed with colon cancer. Based on the criteria, 393 respondents qualified on the study. The study used quota sampling. The survey was accomplished using a self-made questionnaire based on the book Holland-Frei Cancer Medicine by Hong et al. (2010) which undergone content validation. The statistical measurements used in the study were the following: frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), t-test for independent means and Spearman’s Rank Correlation Coefficient. In conclusion, the study revealed that the level of awareness of the respondents on colon cancer was revealed as low level of awareness. Specifically, the lowest mean was recorded on the following items of awareness: (a) person that have been diagnosed with colon cancer or other cancer that may develop cancer in the future; (b) consumption of red meat and processed food can cause colon cancer; (c) signs and symptoms of colon cancer such as blood, change in bowel habit and abdominal pain. In the preventive practices on colon cancer, it was revealed that the overall preventive practice of the respondents is seldom done. Item analysis revealed that having cancer screening at age 40 years old and above, undergoing colonoscopy examination, having fecal occult blood test, undergoing digital rectal examination and undergoing flexible sigmoidoscopy examination are not practiced by majority of the respondents.

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