Attitude towards mammography of female residents in selected densely populated areas in Imus City, Cavite.

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Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology




The research study utilized the descriptive research design. It was conducted on selected densely populated areas in Imus City, Cavite. The respondents were 396 female residents aged 30 and above and selected through stratified cluster sampling technique. This study used an adapted and modified questionnaire from the study of Magdalena Lagerlun and others (2000) which entitled “Attitudes, Beliefs and Knowledge as Predictors of Nonattendance in a Swedish Population-Based Mammography Screening Program.” Data was analyzed using frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test and ANOVA. The study concluded that in general, respondents have positive attitude towards mammography. However, respondents have been found to have negative attitude on some items including to the cost of the examination and the pain that can be felt during the procedure. There are no significant differences in the attitude towards mammography when the respondents are grouped according to age, family history of cancer, educational attainment, and monthly family income. However, there are significant differences in their attitude in terms of civil status and previous mammographic examination. Respondents who are married and those who had previous mammography have more positive attitude toward mammography.

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