Title

Knowledge, attitude, and preventive practices on tuberculosis among selected residents of Barangay Paliparan III Dasmarinas City, Cavite.

Date of Completion

2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Tuberculosis

Abstract

The study utilized a descriptive correlational research design. Using quota sampling technique, a total of 407 respondents, ages 18 years old and above, were included in the study. A self-made questionnaire which underwent content validation and Filipino translation was used to gather the data. Frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test for independent means, analysis of variance and Spearman’s Rho correlation coefficient were the statistical tools used in the study. Based on the results, 1) majority of the respondents are within the age group of 41 to 65 years old, female, high school graduate, and had a monthly family income of 10,00 and below; 2) the respondents have an average level of knowledge regarding tuberculosis; 3) the respondents have a high positive attitude regarding tuberculosis; 4) the respondents have a very high level of preventive practices regarding tuberculosis; 5) the knowledge of the respondents about tuberculosis were the same regardless of their age and monthly family income but differ in terms of gender and educational attainment; 6) the attitude of the respondents about tuberculosis were the same regardless of their age but differ in terms of gender, educational attainment and monthly family income; 7) the preventive practices of the respondents on tuberculosis were the same regardless of their age, gender and educational attainment but differ in terms of monthly family income; 8) there is no significant relationship between the knowledge and attitude of the respondents on tuberculosis; 9) there is a significant relationship between the knowledge and preventive practices of the respondents on tuberculosis; 10) there is no significant relationship between the attitude and preventive practices of the respondents on tuberculosis.

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