Title

Attitude and practices towards tuberculosis patients by the health care workers in the provinces of Cavite

Date of Completion

2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Tuberculosis, Health Personnel

Abstract

The researchers’ study focused on measuring the attitude and practices towards tuberculosis patients by the health care workers in the province of Cavite during year 2011-2012. The demographic variables of the study are age, gender, length of service and monthly salary. The correlation method research was used in the study to help the researchers identify the relationship between the attitude and practices of the respondents. The respondents of the study were the health care workers that are directly in contact with tuberculosis patients. The sampling technique used in the study was purposive sampling. The research instrument was a self made questionnaire, based on the book of Morrison and Arnold (1969) entitled Communicable Disease and other literatures that were gathered by the researchers. Data was analyzed using the mean, coefficient of variation, standard deviation, independent t-test and Spearman’s Rho. Results showed that majority of the respondents are female and in the age group of 35 to 40 years old and 40 years old and above, working in the TB DOTS unit for more than 10 years and receiving a monthly salary of Php 1,000- Php 10,000. The health care workers had a high positive attitude towards tuberculosis patients. Age (p=0.053), gender (p=0.239) and length of service (p=0.061) of the respondents had no significant difference to their attitude towards tuberculosis patients. The health care workers had a great extent of practices towards tuberculosis patients. Age (p=0.499), gender (p=0.287), length of service (p=0.107) and month salary (p=0.808) had no significant difference to their practices towards tuberculosis patients.

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