Title

The relationship between the family functionality and the tobacco consumption of 1st-3rd year medical students of the De La Salle Health Sciences Institute, A.Y. 2015-2016

Date of Completion

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Community Medicine

Keywords

Family Relations, Smoking, Medical Students

Abstract

The research design utilized in this study was the cross-sectional design. Stratified sampling was used to select 112 medical students to represent the sample size and was distributed among different strata based on the year level of the participants. The study used a 10-item questionnaire that enabled the researchers to classify the participants according to their own family functionality, smoking habit, socioeconomic status, and exposure to parental smoking. The Family APGAR assessment tool was incorporated into the questionnaire to gauge the satisfaction of the respondent in the five parameters of family function. The prevalence of family dysfunction among the sample population was 22.3% whereas the prevalence of smoking was 23,2%. Among those with family dysfunction, 28% were smokers. Similarly, 28% of those with functional family were also smokers. Based on the measure of association between the two variables as well as after the hypothesis testing, it was concluded that there was no sufficient evidence to conclude that there was a relationship between the family functionality and the tobacco consumption of medical students.

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