Title

Comparative study on the level of knowledge between licensed medical professionals working in public and private hospitals in Cavite regarding the "Unang Yakap" program of the Department of Health

Date of Completion

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Community Medicine

Keywords

Health Personnels

Abstract

This study specifically determined the level of knowledge of medical professionals (Obstetrician and Gynecologists, Pediatricians, nurses and midwives) both in private and public hospitals in Cavite regarding the "Unang Yakap" program of the Department of Health; compared the differences in the private and public hospitals knowledge of the "Unang Yakap" and identified the medical professionals source of knowledge about the said program using analytic – observational research. The study population included all medical professionals working in the private and public hospitals in Cavite. A total of 82 (32.8%) licensed medical professionals, where 34 (33.7)% individuals came from public hospitals and 48 (32.2%) came private sector have knowledge with regards to "Unang Yakap". Simple random sampling was used to identify the respondents. A self-administered questionnaire was used as tool and data was analysed using standard deviation, frequency, percentage, and chi-square. There was no insufficient evidence to reject the claim that there is no difference in the level of knowledge of licensed medical professionals working in both public and private hospitals in Cavite. Variables including age, gender, profession and years of experience were significant determinants in having knowledge or not having knowledge in Unang Yakap.

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