Title

Knowledge and preventive practices of residents in Barangay Salawag, Dasmarinas City, Cavite on urinary tract infection.

Date of Completion

2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

urinary Tract Infections

Abstract

The research study focused on knowledge and preventive practices of residents in Barangay Salawag, Dasmariñas City, Cavite regarding urinary tract infection, wherein this barangay had the highest recorded case of the said infection for the year 2013. Socio-demographic variables included age, gender, educational attainment, civil status, monthly family income, and history of urinary tract infection (UTI). This study utilized a correlational research design using relationship studies to investigate the relationship between the knowledge and preventive practices among 420 respondents from Barangay Salawag, Dasmarinas City, Cavite. Using convenience sampling technique was used to obtain the required 393 respondents. A self-made questionnaire was used to obtain data needed in the study. Data gathered was treated statistically using frequency, mean, percentage, standard deviation, t-test for independent means, ANOVA, and Pearson product moment correlation coefficient. Based on the results, 1) majority of the respondents were 18-39 years of age, female, attained high school level of education, married with a monthly income of Php10,000 and below, no history of UTI but with family members or friends who had an episode of UTI; 2) the respondents have a very good knowledge regarding urinary tract infection; 3) the respondents most of the time practiced the preventive practices against urinary tract infection most of the time; 4) there is a significant difference on the knowledge of the respondents with no history of urinary tract infection but with known relatives/friends who experienced UTI; 5) knowledge of the respondents regarding urinary tract infection are the same regardless of their age, gender, educational attainment, civil status, monthly family income, and history of UTI; 6) preventive practices of the respondents differ according to age, gender, and civil status; 7) preventive practices of the respondents are the same regardless of their educational attainment, monthly family income and history of UTI; 8) there is a significant relationship between the knowledge and preventive practices of the respondents regarding urinary tract infection.

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