Level of hope of TB directly observed treatment short course (DOTS) patients in De La Salle Health Sciences Institute Center for Tuberculosis Research
Date of Completion
Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology
A descriptive type of research was utilized in the study. Using purposive sampling technique, a total of 100 TB-DOTS patients in De La Salle Health Sciences Institute Center for Tuberculosis Research with a Pulmonary Tuberculosis (PTB), with a different type of TB cases, time of treatment and category of treatment, were included in the study. The instrument used to measure the level of hope of the respondents was adopted from Dr. Kaye Herth (1988), the Herth Hope Scale (HHS). The following statistical tools were utilized to answer the specific problems and to test the hypothesis of the study: ANOVA, frequency, mean, percentage, standard deviation and t-test for independent means. Results showed that, 1) the respondents were 30 years old and below, male, not employed, had a monthly family income of Php10,000 and below, married, high school graduates, type of treatment case belonged to other, defined as chronic cases and in a continuous phase within category of treatment of MDR; 2) the respondents had a high level of hope in terms of cognitive-temporal, affective-behavioral and affiliative-contextual; 3) there is no significant difference in the level of hope of the respondents when they were grouped according to age, gender, employment status, monthly family income, civil status, educational attainment, type of patient and time of treatment. In terms of the category of treatment, those under Category III have the highest level of hope and those under MDR treatment have the lowest level of hope.
Geneveo, K. D., Ondra, J., & Paat, J. (2013). Level of hope of TB directly observed treatment short course (DOTS) patients in De La Salle Health Sciences Institute Center for Tuberculosis Research. [Bachelor's thesis, De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute]. GreenPrints. https://greenprints.dlshsi.edu.ph/bsrt/89/