You are on page 1of 7

Acknowledgement

“Commit your actions to the Lord, and ​your plans will succeed​.”
Proverbs 16:3

First and foremost, praises and thanks to the God, the Almighty, for His showers of
blessings throughout my research work to complete the research successfully.

To my adviser, Mr. Dennis C. Escalona, my statistician, Mr. Ramon B. Bina-oro and my


grammarian, Ms. Josefa T. Garin, for the assistance and dedicated involvement in every
step of this study. This would never been accomplished without your support, guidance
and advices.

I owe thanks to a very special person, my husband, Mark Lyndon for his continued
and unfailing love, support and understanding during my pursuit of master in nursing
degree that made the completion of research possible. You were always around at times
I thought that it is impossible to continue, you helped me to keep things in
perspective. I greatly value his contribution and deeply appreciate his belief in me.

To my child Reyden Kyle this work is dedicated to you. You have made me stronger,
better and more fulfilled than I could have ever imagined. I love you to the moon and
back.

I would also like to thank the experts who were involved in the validation survey for this
research project without their passionate participation and input, the validation survey
could not have been successfully conducted.

For every single person, whose name I failed to mention, friends, family who helped me
through their prayers, input, participation, I truly thank you all.

May the Almighty God richly bless all of you.


ABSTRACT

This study aimed to determine the level of awareness and extent of utilization of
the mothers on the health services provided by the Barangay Health Center in terms of
primary health care, maternal and child health, family planning, nutrition and
immunization. It was also the purpose of this study to find out whether or not a
significant difference existed in the level of awareness and extent of utilization of the
mothers on the health services provided by the Barangay Health Center when they were
grouped and compared according to age, economic status, educational attainment and
distance of residence. The descriptive research design was used. Statistical tools
employed were the mean, t-test and Pearson r. The finding of the study showed that the
mothers are moderately aware of the health services provided by the Barangay Health
Center and have utilized the health services particularly on primary health care, maternal
and child health, nutrition, immunization and low extent of utilization on family
planning.
It was also found out that there are significant differences in the level of
awareness and extent of utilization of the mothers on the health services provided by the
Barangay Health Center when they were grouped and compared according to age,
economic status, educational attainment and distance of residence. The study showed that
generally, the mothers are only aware to moderate level and therefore they utilized to a
low extent. It is therefore highly recommended that results of the study may be revealed
to the Barangay Health Center and to the Department of Health so that corrective
measure in providing active information dissemination to mothers of the different health
services be provided.
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

TITLE PAGE i
APPROVAL SHEET ii
ACKNOWEDLEMENT iii
ABSTRACT iv
TABLE OF CONTENTS v
LIST OF FIGURES vi
LIST OF TABLES vii

CHAPTER
1 INTRODUCTION
Background of the Study 1
Statement of the Problem 4
Hypothesis 6
Theoretical Framework 6
Schematic Diagram 10
Scope of the Study 11
Significance of the Study 11
Definition of Terms 12
Review of Related Literature and Studies 16

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Research Design 27
Respondents of the Study 27
Sampling Technique 27
Research Instrument ` 27
Validity of the Research Instrument 28
Reliability of the Research Instrument 29
Data Gathering Procedure 29
​Statistical Treatment Data 29
3 PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION 32
OF DATA
4 SUMMARY OF FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND 49
RECOMMENDATIONS
5 PROPOSED AWARENESS PROGRAM 52

REFERENCES

APPENDICES
A Letter to the Barangay Captain
B Validity of Survey Instrument
C Survey Questionnaire
D SPSS Outputs
F Curriculum Vitae
LIST OF TABLES

Table No. Description ​_ Page No.

Table 1 Profile of Respondents of the Study 32

Table 2 Level of Awareness of the Mothers on Maternal 33


and Child Care Programs Provided by the
Barangay Health Center as a whole

Table 2a Level of Awareness of the Mothers on Maternal 34


and Child Care Programs Provided by the
Barangay Health Center by age

Table 2b The Level of Awareness of Mothers on the Health 35


Services Provided by the Barangay Health
Center by economic status

Table 2c The Level of Awareness of Mothers on the Health 37


Services Provided by the Barangay Health
Center by educational attainment

Table 2d ​The Level of Awareness of Mothers on the Health 38


Services Provided by the Barangay Health
Center by distance of residence

Table 3 Extent of Utilization of Mothers on Health Services 39


provided by theBarangay Health Center as a whole

Table 3a Extent of Utilization of Mothers on the Health Services 40


Provided the Barangay Health Center by age

Table 3b​ ​ xtent of Utilization of Mothers on the Health Services


E 41
Provided the Barangay Health Center by economic status

Table 3c​.​ Extent of Utilization of Mothers on the Health Services 42


provided by the Barangay Health Center by
educational attainment

Table 3d​ ​Extent of Utilization of Mothers on the Health Services 43


provided by the Barangay Health Center by location
Table 4 Significant Differences on the Level of Awareness of Mothers 44
on the Health Services provided by the Barangay Health Center
Table 5 Significant Differences on the Extent of Utilization of 46
Mothers on the Health Services provided by the
Barangay Health Center

Table 6 Significant Relationship between Extent of Utilization 47


and level of Awareness of Mothers
List of Figures

Figure No. Description Page No.

1 Figure 1 Schematic Diagram illustrating 9


the relationship of variables in the study

Related Interests