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Evaluating the perceived detrimental health effects of modern technology and its implication environmental conditions.

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College of Nursing - Our Lady of Fatima University

Publication Information

Publication Type
Thesis/Dissertations
Thesis Degree
BS
Specialization
Nursing
Publication Date
October 2009

Abstract


Over recent years there has been a steady and important change in the public's perception of the relation between aspects of modern life and health. Now, at the beginning of the 21st century, people's suspicion of modernity has increased to such an extent that it has undermined their view of their own health, increased their worries about environmental causes of poor health, and fostered a migration to complementary medicine. Concerns about the safety of mobile phones, environmental pollution, vaccines, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, genetically modified food, and food in general have led to a heightened awareness of the effect of environmental changes on health. We believe that these concerns about technological change, which have been largely unrecognized by researchers, have important implications for the way patients interact with health services.

Technology has always flourished for the gain of mankind. The major achievements of technology have left man spell-bound and every part of the world today is enjoying the comforts provided by technology.This research study about the detrimental health effects of modern technology and its implication to environmental health is anchored on the nursing theory of Florence Nightingale "Environmental Adaptation Model". Florence Nightingale set out to define nursing.

The study is all about evaluating the perceived detrimental health effects of modern technology and its implication environmental conditions.
The study is limited only to the information to be gathered from the answers of the respondents from the questionnaires to be given to them. The numbers of respondents expected in this study are 100 health care providers and some hospital staff and personnel of Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Memorial Medical Center located at Caloocan City. The researchers will conduct the survey by visiting the respondents in their place of work on the third week of July 2008 for the purpose of arousing the respondents regarding the evaluation of perceived detrimental health effects of modern technology and its implication to environmental conditions. The timeframe of this study will start on July 2008 and a possible completion on September 2008.

The researchers in the study are health care providers of Diosdado Macapagal Memorial Hospital located at A. Mabini St., Caloocan City. Most of the respondents are adult males, single and college graduates. They are aware of the perceived detrimental health effects of modern technology.

There is a significant difference between the use of past and modern technology in terms of health effects and environmental conditions because before people are not exposed to radiation.

Objectives

Generally, the study attempts to evaluate the detrimental effects of modern technology and its implication to environmental conditions.
Specifically, the study attempts to answer the following questions:
1. What is the demographic profile of the respondents as to:
1.1 Age
1.2 Gender
1.3 Civil Status
1.4 Religion
1.5 Highest educational attainment
1.6 Employment Status
2. What are the effects of modern technology in our health and environment?
3. What are the possible measures in preventing the detrimental health effects of modern technology?
4. Is there a significant relationship between past and modern technology in terms of health effects and environmental conditions?

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