Title

Knowledge and preventive health behavior regarding HIV among the youth in selected barangays of Dasmarinas, Cavite

Date of Completion

5-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Health Behavior, HIV Infections, Adolescent

Abstract

The study used a correlational research method with 400 respondents from selected barangays in Dasmarinas, Cavite. The researchers used quota sampling. An adapted-modified questionnaire was used to measure the knowledge on HIV, a self-made questionnaire was used to measure the preventive health behavior regarding HIV of the respondents. The data gathered were treated using frequency, percentage distribution, mean, standard deviation, t-test for Independent means, analysis of variance (ANOVA), and Pearson’s Product-Moment correlation coefficient. The study concluded the following: 1) Majority of the respondents aged 19-24 years old, male, and were high school graduates. Nearly half of the youth lived in a nuclear family and have below Php 10,000 monthly family income; 2) Nearly half of the respondents have good knowledge on HIV; 3) The respondents in selected barangays have neither positive nor negative preventive health behavior on HIV; 4) There were no significant differences in the knowledge of the youth regarding HIV in selected barangays in Dasmarinas, Cavite when they were grouped according to age, gender, family structure, educational attainment and monthly family income; 5) There were no significant differences in the preventive behavior on HIV in selected barangays in Dasmarinas, Cavite when they were grouped according to gender, family structure, educational attainment and month family income. However, there was a significant difference in preventive health behavior when grouped according to age. The respondents who are 19-24 years old have more positive preventive health behavior than the respondents aged 15 to 18 years old; 6) There was a negligible significant relationship between the knowledge and preventive health behavior of the respondents on HIV.

First Advisor

Jocelyn C. Tolin

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