Knowledge and screening attitude regarding prostate cancer of male residents in the City of Dasmariñas, Cavite.

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Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology


Prostate Cancer


This study utilized the correlational research design to determine the relationship between knowledge and screening attitude regarding prostate cancer of male residents 40 years old and above of the City of Dasmariñas, Cavite. Using quota sampling technique, a total of 432 respondents participated in the study. The study used Slovin's formula to determine the number of respondents. The researchers constructed a self-made questionnaire as a data gathering instrument and was validated and translated by two oncologists and a professor from the College of Medical Radiation Technology. Frequency, mean, percentage, standard deviation, ANOVA, and the Pearson product correlation coefficient were the statistical tools used to treat the data gathered. Based on the results, (1) majority of the respondents were aged 41 to 65 years old, married and were high school graduate, have a monthly family income of Php 10,000 and below, has no family history of cancer; 2) it shows that the respondents’ knowledge about prostate cancer is very good; (3) the respondents have positive screening attitude about prostate cancer; (4) the respondents have the same knowledge regarding prostate cancer regardless of their age and civil status. Family history of cancer, educational attainment and monthly family income are significantly associated to the knowledge of the respondents regarding prostate care. Respondents who have family history of prostate cancer, attained college education and who earns Php60,000 to 99,999 have the highest knowledge; (5) there is no significant differences in the screening attitude of the respondents when they were grouped according age, family history of cancer, civil status and educational attainment. On the other hand, monthly income was significantly associated with screening attitude of the respondents. Respondents who earn 10,000 pesos and below have the most positive attitude; (6) knowledge has a small positive correlation with the screening attitude about prostate cancer.

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