Title

Knowledge on thyroid cancer, attitude and practice on thyroid gland self-examination among women residents of selected barangays in Amadeo, Cavite.

Date of Completion

2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Thyroid Gland Cancer

Abstract

This study used correlational research design utilizing stratified random sampling technique. There are 411 respondents aged 20 years old and above from the two (2) selected barangays from rural and urban part of Amadeo, Cavite. Self-made questionnaire was used to measure the knowledge on thyroid cancer, attitude on and practice of thyroid gland self-examination. The data gathered was statistically treated using ANOVA, Chi-square, frequency, percentage and Spearman Rho coefficient, Based on the .results, 1) most of the respondents are 36 to 55 years old, had no family history of thyroid, reached secondary level and belonged to the poverty level with monthly income of Php10,000 and below; 2) the knowledge of the women respondents when they are grouped according to risk factors, signs and symptoms and their overall knowledge is fair; 3) the attitude of the respondents on thyroid gland self-examination specifically in perceived seriousness, perceived susceptibility, perceived barriers, perceived benefit and confidence were positive except for health motivation which was neutral; 4) most of the respondents do not practice thyroid gland self-examination; 5) the knowledge on thyroid cancer of the respondents was the same regardless of their age, educational attainment and monthly family income; 6) the attitude of the respondents towards thyroid gland self-examination is the same regardless of age, educational attainment and monthly family income; 7) the practice of thyroid gland self-examination when the respondents are grouped according to age and monthly family income is the same; 8) there is a significant relationship between knowledge on thyroid cancer and attitude on thyroid self-examination of the respondents; 9) there is a significant relationship between the knowledge on thyroid cancer and practice of thyroid gland self-examination; 10) the respondents’ attitude on thyroid cancer is associated with their practice of thyroid gland self-examination.

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