Title

Knowledge on hepatitis B and compliance of mothers on hepatitis B virus vaccination of infants in selected Barangays in the City of Imus, Cavite.

Date of Completion

2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Hepatitis B

Abstract

The study utilized a descriptive-correlational method of research for the analysis and interpretation of the findings of the study. Using purposive sampling technique, the respondents were 376 mothers with an infant aged five (5) month to two (2) years. A self-made questionnaire was used to gather data. The content was based on conceptual literatures about hepatitis B virus and infection as well as its vaccination. Statistical tools such as frequency, mean, percentage, ANOVA, standard deviation and Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient were used to treat the gathered data. Based on the results, 1) majority of the respondents belong to the young adulthood stage, attained high school level of education, are unemployed and have a monthly family income of Php10,000 and below; 2) the respondents have a very good knowledge on hepatitis B; 3) majority of the respondents have a high extent of compliance with hepatitis B virus vaccination of their infants; 4) the respondents have the same knowledge regarding hepatitis B regardless of their age. However, educational attainment, employment status and monthly family income are significantly associated with the knowledge of the respondents regarding hepatitis B; 5) there are no significant differences in the extent of compliance on hepatitis B virus vaccination when they are grouped according to age, educational attainment, employment status and monthly family income; 6) there is no correlation between knowledge on hepatitis B and extent of compliance on hepatitis B virus vaccination.

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