Attitude of patients towards dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) in selected hospitals in Metro Manila

Date of Completion


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Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology


Absorptiometry, Photon


This study used the descriptive method of research with a sample size of 196 patients. The respondents were chosen through the quota sampling. The researchers used a 5-point Likert scale self-made tool. The researchers used frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test for independent means and analysis of variance. Based on the findings of the study, the following conclusions were drawn: 1) Greater number of patients who undergone DEXA examination ranges from 40 to 49 years old with equal number of male and female patients, with no history of osteoporosis and first time undergo the procedure. There were equal numbers of male and female respondents in the study; 2) The respondents have positive attitude towards DEXA; 3) Patients aged 30 to 89 years have uncertain attitude towards osteoporosis. Their mean attitude score is significantly lower than the other aged groups whose mean scores indicate positive attitude. Females have higher mean attitude scores than males. Mean attitude scores do not differ significantly among the groups of educational attainment.

First Advisor

Adriano M. Herrera

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