Title

Level of hope of lung cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy in selected hospitals in Metro Manila

Date of Completion

2007

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Hope, Lung Neoplasms

Abstract

The descriptive type of research was used in the study. Respondents were 50 patients afflicted with lung cancer undergoing radiotherapy in selected hospitals in Metro Manila chosen using non-proportional quota sampling. The survey was accomplished using a self-made questionnaire that was patterned from Erickson’s Level of Hope Scale Checklist and validated by experts from De La Salle – Health Sciences Campus. Frequency, percentage, mean, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) via F-Test and T-test of independent means were used to analyze data. Based on the findings of the study, the following conclusions were obtained: (1) Majority of the respondents were married, belong to 41 to 65 years old, high school graduate, have a family income of P10,000 and below and Catholics; (2) The respondents have a very high level of hope in terms of relational, experiential, spiritual and rational aspects; (3) There were no significant differences in the four (4) aspects of the level of hope, namely relational aspect, experiential aspect, spiritual aspect and rational aspect, when the respondents were grouped according to civil status, socio-economic status, educational attainment and religious affiliation; (4) No significant differences were obtained in the experiential aspect and rational aspect when they are grouped according to age; (5) There was a significant difference obtained in the relational aspect of the level of hope when grouped by age. When the overall level of hope was considered, no significant differences were obtained when the respondents were grouped according to age, civil status, socio-economic status, educational attainment and religious affiliation.

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