Title

Attitudes and preventive practices towards heatsroke among residents of phase 10 Bagong Silang, Caloocan.

Date of Completion

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Heat Stroke, Body Temperature Regulation, Heat Exhaustion, Sunstroke

Abstract

The demographic variables used in the study were age, gender, BMI, and monthly family income. The research study used a descriptive research design. A self-made questionnaire was used to determine the attitudes and preventive practices of the residents towards heatstroke. Using the convenience sampling, 400 respondents were selected from the population. The statistical treatment of data used were frequency, percentage, mean, t-test, analysis of variance (ANOVA), Duncan's multiple range test (DMRT), and Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient. The study concluded that most of the respondents are 22 to 32 years old. Majority is female, has a normal BMI and belong in below poverty level with monthly family income of P10,000 and below. The respondents have a highly positive attitude towards heatstroke and have frequently practiced the preventive practices towards heatstroke. There are significant differences in the respondents' attitude towards heatstroke when grouped according to age and gender. Those who belonged to the age group of 33-44 years old and male have better attitude towards heatstroke compared to other groups. The respondent's attitude towards heatstroke has no significant difference when they are grouped according to BMI and monthly family income. There are significant differences in the respondents' preventive practices when grouped according to age and monthly income. Those who are 66 years old and above and has a monthly family income of P10,000 and below have better preventive practices. The respondents’ preventive practices towards heatstroke have no significant difference when they are grouped according to gender and BMI. The attitude of the respondents and their preventive practices towards heatstroke have no significant relationship.

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