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A survey of congenital defects in selected barangays of Plaridel, Bulacan.

Author

Rencelle M. Tollosa,
Gina L. Dumanhug,
Sunshine H. De Castro,
Ana Marie P. Sacdalan,
Cristina L. Ramos,
Imelda San Miguel

Related Institution

College of Nursing - Our Lady of Fatima University

Publication Information

Publication Type
Thesis/Dissertations
Thesis Degree
BS
Specialization
Nursing
Publication Date
October 2007

Abstract

This study aims to conduct a survey of cases of congenital defects. Specifically, this study aims to answer the following questions:
1. What are the common birth defects in the subject population?
2. What is the percentage of the most common congenital defects in the subject population?
3. What are the effects of that certain congenital defect in lives of the subject population?
4. What are the probable causes of birth defects in the subject population?
Methodology:
The descriptive method was used in the study. The researcher used the survey questionnaire with the personal interview to the respondents.
The respondents were people with congenital defects and their mothers if they were not able to answer the presented questions. There were 34 respondents who are residents of Plaridel, Bulacan cooperated with the researchers.
The statistical tool that was used was the relative frequency for the determination of percentage.
Summary of Findings:
From the data yielded by the instruments, the researcher summarized the following:
1. Nine (9) out of 34 respondents are having cleft lip/cleft palate with 26%.
2. Sixteen (16) out of 34 respondents with highest percentage of 47% answered that their congenital defects do not affect their ability to socialize with others.
3. Eleven (11) out of 34 respondents with the highest percentage of 32% do not know the causes of their congenital defect.
Conclusion:
1. Based on the findings, cleft lip/cleft palate is the most common congenital defects. This gained the highest percentage of 26% among the subjected
population.
2. Most of the respondents verbalized that their congenital defects not greatly affect their lives because they can still mingle with other people and can still managed to fulfill their household chores and activities.
3. Most of the respondents do not know the causes of their congenital defects, and the mother themselves. Some mothers verbalized that during pregnancies, they do not had a prenatal check-up.
Recommendations:
Considering the findings and Conclusions, the researchers offer the following recommendations.
1. The community health workers should provide health education on women about self-care during their period of conception.
2. The respondents should seek for treatment as early as possible to prevent any further complication that could arise from the defects.
3. The respondents should seek support or sponsorship from private/NGO's and other related institution for treatment of such birth defect when family cannot afford to.
4. The future researcher should able to gather even more information about such anomalies and continue this research on what the researcher have started or add some information that the researcher missed to research.

Objectives

The general objective of the study is to conduct a survey of congenital defects in selected barangays in Plaridel, Bulacan.

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