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Knowledge Advancement and Awareness Level Improvement on Tuberculosis among National Service Training Program Students

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Jason G. Tuang-tuang, Joyce B. Molino-Magtolis

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Int. J. Biosci.18( 6), 37-41, June 2021

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/18.6.37-41


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In this modern era, tuberculosis remains one of the leading causes of mortality among humans, especially in the Philippines. Lack of awareness and proper information dissemination are considerable reasons why cases are exponentially increasing despite the available treatment and advanced technology. With this, the tuberculosis awareness program was conducted among the National Service Training Program (NSTP) students of Southern Leyte State University – Bontoc, Bontoc, Southern Leyte in December 2019. Thirty-six sample participants were randomly selected among the total population who were assessed in their knowledge on Tuberculosis using a test questionnaire prior to and after the program. Paired t-test was used to determine the effectiveness of the awareness program from the scores of pre-and post-tests at 0.05 level of significance. The mean scores of the pre-test were 2.44 ± 0.18 SEM while 9.5 ± 0.13 SEM in the post-test.  Results showed significant improvement in their knowledge of the cause, signs and symptoms, transmission, treatment, and prevention of Tuberculosis. Sustainable health education is suggested in changing the behavior and reduce the prevalence of Tuberculosis in the community.


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Knowledge Advancement and Awareness Level Improvement on Tuberculosis among National Service Training Program Students

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