Title

Attitude and preventive practices of the treatment partners of TB directly observed treatment, short-course patients.

Date of Completion

2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Tuberculosis

Abstract

The research study focused on determining the attitude and preventive practices of the treatment partners of TB Directly Observed Treatment, Short-course patients of Community Health office - I in Dasmarinas, Cavite in the year 2014 using correlational research design. It focused on 136 treatment partners of TB DOTS patients of Dasmarinas Community Health Office I (CHO I) who attended their monthly meeting last December 1, 2014. Stratified sampling technique was used in selection of the respondents. The research instrument used was self-made questionnaire. The data was analyzed using the statistical tools namely standard deviation, mean, Kruskal-Wallis Test of Equality of K-Medians, and Spearman’s Rank Correlation Coefficient. The study concluded that majority of the treatment partners have a high positive attitude. This includes their regard on the TB DOTS program as a beneficial tool to fight TB, their belief on the fact that seeking consultation is a must, their perception on monthly meetings as a vital tool in developing their skills, their readiness to correct people who impart wrong information about TB, and their willingness to share what they know about the disease. Majority of the treatment partners have overall preventive practices that are moderately practiced such as ensuring proper ventilation for both the treatment partner and patient, taking vitamins, reminding their patient about the usage of face mask, exercising, and covering their nose and mouth for caution. Eating healthy food and getting enough rest are highly practiced.

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