Title

The level of awareness on and preventive health behavior regarding sun exposure-related diseases among street workers in the City of Dasmarinas

Date of Completion

5-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Health Risk Behaviors, Occupational Diseases

Abstract

This study used a correlational research design. Using purposive sampling, the data gathered from street workers working in the City of Dasmarinas, Cavite. the researchers have identified 61 street sweepers and 135 traffic enforcers, in which 60 street sweepers and 132 traffic enforcers voluntarily participated and were in included in the study. The researchers used a self-made questionnaire to gather data. The statistical tools used were mean, percentage, frequency, standard deviation, t-test, F-test, Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Coefficient and Duncan’s Multiple Range Test(DMRT). In line with the finding of the study, the following conclusions were drawn: 1) Majority of the respondents were within the age group of 40-49 years old, male, graduated or attained high school level, married, and were traffic enforcers; 2) The respondents have very high level of awareness regarding sun-exposure related diseases; 3) The respondents’ preventive health behavior regarding sun exposure-related diseases was verbally interpreted as highly practiced; 4) There were no significant differences in the level of awareness of the respondents regarding sun exposure-related diseases when groups according to gender, educational attainment, civil status, and type of work. However, according to DMRT, there was a significant difference between the age groups 40 to 40 years old and 50 and above; 5) There were no significant differences in preventive health behavior of the respondents when grouped according to age, gender, educational attainment, civil status, and type of work; 6) There was a moderately small correlation or a highly significant difference between the level of awareness on and preventive health behavior regarding sun exposure-related diseases among the respondents.

First Advisor

Jocelyn C. Tolin

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