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Knowledge on TB-DOTS program between compliant and non-compliant patients in Barangay Basak, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu: Basis for information dissemination.


Shynne B. Alduheza,
Vanessa G. Delos Reyes,
Marie Angeli F. Manzo,
Ferrie Lou L. Opena,
Cheryl P. Ramos,
Honeylene B. Paloma

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College of Pharmacy - Cebu Doctors' University

Publication Information

Publication Type
Thesis Degree
Publication Date
March 2015


     The undergraduate study generally aimed to determine the difference between the knowledge on TB-DOTS program between compliant and non-compliant patients. With this, the researchers intended to identify the following: first, the two groups of patients' demographic attributes like age, gender, actual income, occupation, and educational background and second, patients' knowledge on the TB-DOTS Program in terms of disease, transmission, dosage regimen, side effects and adverse drug reactions. Finally, the researchers pinpointed the significant difference of the knowledge on TB-DOTS Program between the two groups of patients. To further accomplish their proposed study, they applied the descriptive correlational design. It was organized at Brgy. Basak Health Center and utilized all of the 200 tuberculosis patients establishing the exact number as sampling frame. The questionnaires consisted of items which were based from Center for Disease & Control and 2013 Manual of Procedures for the National TB Program. These were categorized into two wherein the first set identified the respondents' profile in terms of demographics such as age, gender, occupation, actual income, and educational background. While the second set utilized true or false consisting of the sub-domains.

     Based on the findings, in terms of age, 21-30 had the highest percentage among the age groups with 30.5% (f=61) and the lowest percentage was granted by the 71-80 group with 1% (f=2). As for the gender, males dominated more than females with 66.5% (f=133) and 33.5% (f=67) respectively. Most of them were earning low income from 0 to 4000 pesos with 59.0% (f=118). Those receiving the highest salary ranging from 20001 to 24000 pesos were 0.5% of the total number of patients (f=1). Then, most of the respondents were unemployed with 56.5% (f=113). On the other hand, 43.5% (f=87) were employed. Those who had a college degree were most numerous with 46.5% (f=93). Patients who had not received formal education had 1% (f=2). Both sets of patients were moderately knowledgeable. In terms of its sub-domains, knowledge on the side effects and adverse drug reactions was expressed by a mean and standard deviation of 5.01+1.304 and 5.10+1.394 among compliant and non-compliant patients respectively. While, knowledge on transmission had the lowest mean and standard deviation of 2.48+0.936 and 2.76+0.983 in both compliant and non-compliant patients respectively.

     Therefore, there was no significant difference between knowledge of compliant patients and knowledge of non-compliant patients in Barangay Basak, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. The researchers would like to suggest this study to become a basis for information dissemination among tuberculosis patients, health providers, and the ordinary people in the community.


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