Awareness and Attitude Towards Mammography

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APPROVAL SHEET
This undergraduate thesis entitled, Awareness and Attitude towards Mammography of Women Residents of Brgy. Paliparan III, City of Dasmariñas, Cavite prepared and submitted by Arnold C. Beltran, Roy John D. Demonteverde, Bernadette C. Gambala and Kristel Anne G. Gandia in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology, has been examined and is recommended for acceptance and approval for colloquium defense.

LOWELA M. ALINDAYU, MAEd, RRT
Adviser

Approved by the Committee on Colloquium Defense with a grade of .

ADRIANO M. HERRERA, RRT, MAEd
College Ethics Review Committee Representative

THESIS REVIEW PANEL

CHEYEN E. MOLON, RRT, MAEd ALVIN D. CRUDO, RRT, EdD
Chairman Member

SUSAN A. OLAVIDEZ, RRT, EdD
Chairman

Accepted and approved in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology.

SUSAN A. OLAVIDEZ, RRT, EdD
Dean
TABLE OF CONTENTS
| | PAGE|
TITLE PAGE| | 1|
APPROVAL SHEET| | 2|
TABLE OF CONTENTS| | 3|
LIST OF TABLES| | 5|
LIST OF FIGURES| | 6|
CHAPTER| | |
1| THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND| | | Introduction| 7|
| Review of Related Literature| 9|
| Synthesis| 19|
| Theoretical Framework| 20|
| Research Paradigm| 21|
| Statement of the Problems| 21|
| Hypotheses| 22|
| Scope and Delimitation of the Study| 23|
| Significance of the Study| 23|
| Definition of Terms| 23|
2| RESEARCH METHODOLOGY| | | Research Design| 26|
| Sources of Data | 26|
| Population and Sample| 26|
| Research Instrument| 27|
| Validation of the Research Instrument| 27|
| Data Gathering Procedures| 28|
| Statistical Treatment of Data| 28|
REFERENCES 30
APPENDICES
A Letters of request to conduct study 34
B Other relevant documents 35
C Letter to the respondents 36
D Consent Form 37

LIST OF TABLE
TABLE| | PAGE|
1| Computed sample population distribution on five (5) locations/phases in Brgy. Paliparan III, City of Dasmariñas, Cavite| 27|

LIST OF FIGURES
FIGURE| | PAGE|
1| Compression of the breast during the mammographic procedure| 14| 2| Paradigm of the study| 21|
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Chapter 1
THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND
Mammography has proved to be a vital procedure in improving the quality of a woman’s life. It is a type of medical imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine the breasts. The procedure called mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection of unexpected breast cancer, cysts, lumps, and other masses that can be found in the breast (Andolina & Lille, 2011).This radiographic procedure is not only limited to women but also to males. According to Brown, Leffall, Jr., & Platt (2003), 1% of men in the United States have undergone mammography and has been found out to be positive to breast disease. Mammography imaging started in 1960, and by 1976, mammography as a screening device became a standard practice and its value in diagnosis was recognized. Mammography continues to improve as lower doses of radiation are detecting even smaller potential problems early (Wentz, 1997). The Department of Health and the...
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