Title

Level of awareness and preventive health practices regarding chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases among street sweepers along Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue

Date of Completion

4-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive, Public Health, Health Behavior, Street Cleaning

Abstract

This study utilized a correlation research design. Using purposive sampling, this study was conducted involving 289 street sweepers along selected areas of EDSA namely: District I-A Q.C., District I-B Q.C., District II Q.C., District III Q.C., District IV Q.C., Caloocan, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Pasig, Pasay and Makati. This study used a self-made questionnaire to measure the level of awareness on COPD and adapted a questionnaire to determine the preventive health practices regarding COPD of the respondents. Data were analyzed using frequency, percentage, and mean, and standard deviation, t-test for independent means, Analysis of Variance, Pearson product moment of correlation, and Duncan’s Multiple Range Test. Based on the findings of the study, the following conclusions were drawn: 1) The respondents have very high awareness regarding COPD; 2) The respondents have high preventive practices towards COPD; 3) The awareness on COPD does not vary when the respondents were grouped according to age, gender, educational attainment, health history and length of service; 4) The preventive health practices regarding COPD do not vary when they were grouped according to gender, educational attainment, health history, and length of service but it varies in terms of age. Those who aged 45 and above have the higher level of preventive health practices; 5) The level of awareness and preventive health practices were significantly related as the awareness increases, the preventive health practices increases.

First Advisor

Alely S. Reyes

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