The knowledge and preventive practices on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by traffic enforcers in selected cities of Cavite.
Date of Completion
Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology
Respiratory Disease, Traffic Police
This study used the correlational method of research. Two hundred eighty-two (282) is the total population of the traffic enforcers in Bacoor, Dasmarinas and Imus. Three (3) refused to participate leaving 279 traffic enforcers as the respondents of the study. The instrument used to gather data in measuring the knowledge was adapted and modified from the study conducted by Dr. Roger White (2006) entitled “Bristol COPD Knowledge Questionnaire (BCKQ): testing what we teach patients about COPD.” The third part was a self-made questionnaire which measured the preventive practices using a three-point Likert scale. The statistical treatments used in the study were frequency, mean, percentage, standard deviation, ANOVA, t-test for independent mean and Pearson Product Moment of Correlation Coefficient. Based on the results, (1) most of the respondents were 30-39 years old, married, graduated from high school, assigned on the main road, serving for 10 years or less, and worked on day shift; 2) the respondents have a good knowledge about COPD; (3) the respondents have moderately practiced the preventive practices against COPD; (4) there are no significant differences about knowledge on COPD when the respondents were grouped according to age, civil status, educational attainment, area of assignment, length of service, and shifting schedule; (5) there are no significant differences on preventive practices against COPD when the respondents were grouped to age, civil status, educational attainment, area of assignment, length of service, and shifting schedule; (6) the knowledge of the respondents has no significant relationship with their levels of preventive practices.
Hernandez, M. E., Joya, K. J., Mapua, P., & Salvano, A. J. (2013). The knowledge and preventive practices on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by traffic enforcers in selected cities of Cavite. [Bachelor's thesis, De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute]. GreenPrints. https://greenprints.dlshsi.edu.ph/bsrt/75/