Level of awareness and preventive practices on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among selected jeepney drivers from Baclaran

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Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology


Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive, Drivers


The study utilized correlational research design with a sample of 122 jeepney drivers from Baclaran, They were selected using stratified random sampling. Pasay. A self-made questionnaire was used to identify the demographic variables of the respondents, measure the level of awareness of the respondents towards COPD and determine the preventive practices done by the respondents. The data gathered were subjected to statistical treatment such as frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test for Independent Means, One Way Analysis of Variance, and Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Coefficient. Based on the findings of the study, the following conclusions were drawn: 1) Most of the jeepney drivers aged 41-65 years old, were married, and have graduated elementary. The majority of the respondents are smoke that consumes 1 to 10 cigarette sticks per day, and has been working for 12 years and above; 2) Most of these jeepney drivers have moderate awareness on COPD; 3) Most of the jeepney drivers have high level of preventive practices towards COPD; 4) The jeepney drivers have the same level awareness on COPD regardless of their age, civil status, working experience, smoking status, and number of cigarette sticks consumed per day. The result may indicate that the level of awareness towards COPD do not vary according to the demographic profile of the respondents; 5) There respondent’s preventive practices on COPD of the respondents do not differ significantly when grouped according to their age group, civil status, educational attainment, and length of experience as a jeepney driver. However, it differs when the respondents were grouped according to smoking status; smokers have significant lower scores than non-smokers, and number of cigarette sticks consumed per day; smoker who consumed 1-10 cigarette sticks per day have higher scores than those who consume 11 and above sticks per day; 6) There was no significant relationship between level of awareness on COPD and preventive practices on COPD.

First Advisor

Adriano M. Herrera

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