COMPLETED INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCHES
2000 – 2013
- Predicting Anxiety among Patients in LPU Clinical Dispensary during Dental Treatment towards Student’s Clinical Performance Enhancement By: Dr. Maribel Barrion (2013)Dental anxiety is very common in dental procedures. Anxiety can come from many different sources. Most of the time, patients become anxious during tooth extraction and other dental procedures that needs needle injection of anesthetic solution. Patients also differ in degree of anxiety. The study used the descriptive research design with the combination of content analysis of documents and related materials. The research questions, methods, and appropriate statistical design for this study are: ANOVA, t-test, Pearson’s r correlation and descriptive statistics will be used to answer the research questions.Majority of the respondents belonged to age range of 14-18 years old range whereas for gender or sex, majority who avail of the clinic’s services are males. This is because women are more afraid than men in terms of dental problems. Further, younger people are more afraid than older ones.
The weighted mean distribution of the level of anxiety showed that the level of anxiety of patients varies on moderately to not anxious. Feeling or experiencing pain during dental treatment ranked first followed by the fear or worry of not working the proposed treatment and thirdly, the dentist is in a hurry while treating also made the patients moderately anxious.Overall, the level of anxiety of patients got a weighted mean of 0.67 with the verbal interpretation of “moderately anxious”. The level of anxiety of patients varies on “moderately” to “not anxious.” Feeling or experiencing pain during dental treatment ranked first followed by the fear or worry of not working the proposed treatment and dentist is in a hurry while treating were the top 3 answers that made the patients “moderately anxious”.The causes of dental anxiety during dental treatment vary mainly on slightly anxious having a composite mean of 0.97. Among the causes given, probing to asses gum disease, dislike the numb feeling and injection were the top three causes of dental anxiety.
Only type of patient shows significant difference since the obtained p-value of 0.006 is less than 0.05 level of significance, thus the null hypothesis of no significant difference on the level of anxiety when grouped according to profile variables (type of patient) is rejected. This means that the level of anxiety of both phobic and not phobic differs.
The researcher proposed to LPU management to conduct effective communication and assessment training program, stress management course, cognitive-behavior skill training, and time and life management course to all students. It is also highly recommended that clinicians should take the comprehensive and qualifying exam to assess their preparedness in handling clinical cases and problems.
Keywords: Anxiety, Clinical Dispensary, Dental Treatment, Students’ Clinical Performance
- Perceived Stress Levels and Sources of Stress Among Dentistry Students of Lyceum of the Philippines University: Methods and Effectiveness of Managing Stress by College Students By: Dr. Maribel Barrion (2011)
This study investigated the perceived stress levels and stress management among paramedical students of LPU. Specifically, the study sought to know the perceived major source(s) and levels of stress among paramedical students; to determine stress management activities as practiced by respondents; to find out if there is a relationship between the levels of stress and stress management activities of the respondents; and to propose program that will enhance the stress management activities of paramedical students.The study used the descriptive research design with the combination of content analysis of documents and related materials. The research questions, methods, and appropriate statistical design for this study were: Pearson’s r correlation and descriptive statistics. The participants of the study were paramedical students of Lyceum of the Philippines University during the school year 2010-2011.Findings revealed that the weighted mean distribution of the perceived major source(s) stress among paramedical students showed that lack of time for relaxation, amount of assigned coursework, difficulty of coursework were the top three items which obtained a rating of strongly agree. On the other hand, the level of stress was interpreted as slightly stressful as perceived by the paramedical students. The respondents occasionally manage stress in their daily living. Talking with family, friends or other supportive people got the highest weighted mean and rated frequently. Meanwhile, the null hypothesis of no significant relationship between the level of stress and stress management is accepted. Furthermore, Emotional Intelligence Assessment Course, Stress, Time and Life Management Course, Cognitive-Behavioral Skill Training, College Counselling or Health Services Program were proposed program to enhance stress management.Results showed that, majority of the respondents do not know how to manage time properly. Moreover, their level of stress was slightly stressful. It varies depending on the situation and activities they were dealing with. However, the respondents occasionally manage stress from their daily living. In a stressful condition, talking with family, friend and God through prayer made them feel relaxed and comforted. Finally, the respondents were given the opportunities to cope and use a wide variety of measures to maximize stress and overcome problems which create stress. Nevertheless, the proposed programs were deemed to stress.
The researcher proposed to LPU management to conduct more stress and time management seminars and workshops that will help students in managing stress. It is also highly recommended that faculty members and clinical instructors should help the students to identify their priorities by encouraging them to make a time table or to set goals each semester. Encourage the students to manage time properly by spending more time in doing their assigned works on time to avoid delays in their subject requirements.
Keywords: Stress, Stress Management, Paramedical Students, Health Service Program
- A Tracer Study of the Graduates of College of Dentistry of LPU, SY 1990-2007: Basis for Improvement of the Dental Education Program By: Dr. Liberty Rosales and Dr. Laarni Reyes (2010)
This study aimed to evaluate the Dentistry curriculum through its graduates. Specifically, this study determined how many of the graduates became private practitioner, associate/ assistant, health care provider and who among them became faculty/ clinical instructors. It also determined the employability of the graduates in terms of their job after graduation, the length of staying in the job, the number of jobs they have, their .level of satisfaction in their present job and what are the factors that contributed to their employment. This research discussed the importance of curriculum and instruction, faculty, student services, organization and administration, plant facilities including laboratories, community extensions/linkages and research to the Dentistry program. It also discussed how the different work values and skills contributed to the professional development of the respondent.Respondents of the study were the graduates of Doctor of Dental Medicine from April 1990 – April 2007. The researchers made use of the descriptive survey method from which questionnaires were distributed and answered by the respondents. The institutionalized instrument of tracer study provided by the Research Center of Lyceum of the Philippines University was used in gathering the data.Results revealed that 65 out of 135 respondents were private dental practitioner which is equivalent to 50.39%. Followed by 22 or 17.05% were health care provider. About 13.95% or 18 of the respondents are working abroad as dental assistants. There are 4 graduates who are employed as clinical instructor/faculty of LPU constituting 3.10% of the respondents. Most of the graduates did not find a hard time looking for a job after graduation. As shown by the result of 94.07% of the graduates were employed related to course completed immediately after graduation. There were 91 out of 135 or 67.41% of the graduates found a job 3 months after graduation. Major reason of the respondents for leaving the job is low salary and majority of graduates have only one job. Results revealed that dentists are satisfied in their job. Most of the respondents consider diligence and hard work as major factors that contribute to their employment. The respondents perceived the professional and general education subjects as “very relevant” and “relevant”, respectively to their employmentBased on the findings, it was concluded that dentistry graduates have a variety of employment opportunities. But most of the respondents prefer to have their own clinic. Respondents did not have a hard time looking for jobs. After graduation, some respondents prefer to work as dental assistants, others took their time in taking licensure examinations to put up their own clinic, work abroad, serve the community as health care providers while others decided to share their knowledge as clinical instructors and faculty. Being regarded as a prestigious and financially rewarding profession, most respondents are satisfied in their job. Respondents find school related factors such as curriculum and instructions, faculty, student services, organization and administration, physical plant and facilities, research and community extension and linkages to be relevant to the employment of graduate students. The present dentistry program of LPU contributes much to the development of the respondents’ professional skills and work values. An operational plan is designed to enhance the functionality of the dentistry curriculum of LPU.
Keywords: Tracer Study, Graduates, Dentistry, Employability
- An Assessment of Infection Control Measures among Selected Allied Medical Student in Clinical Setting from the 2 Provincial Campuses of LPU: Implication to Health Education By: Dr. Jennifer Maderazo and Dr. Maribel Barrion (2010)Infection control has been widely recognized as one of the pivotal means for preventing cross infection and controlling the spread of causative agents. Health professionals such as doctors, nurses, medical technologist, have made a great effort to understand how, in both knowledge and practice, to implement infectious control measures effectively.Allied medical students are exposed to wide variety of microorganisms that may enter the body and cause such infectious disease as pneumonia, tuberculosis, herpes, hepatitis B, and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). They are at greater risk thus precautions should be routinely observed so as to provide a safe and aseptic environment, free from infection. It is important that they should be fully aware of all the necessary procedures that should minimize if not eliminate the transfer of infection in their respective workplace.The result of the study showed that if taken as a whole, there is no significant differences between the profile variables of the respondents and the extent of their infection control measure where the table has 6/28 significant responses across variables, therefore majority of the correlates has no significant difference. But on certain variables, a significant to highly difference exists. The varying degree of result from significant to highly significant difference can be attributed the variation of courses of the respondents from LPU-Batangas. These variation affect the practices and skills of the respondents due to the varying degree of the respondents exposure to bodily fluid, direct exposure to patient, duty time, the nature of work in the hospital or clinic and accessibility of safety devices in their working area while LPU-Cabrini were only offering Nursing in their Allied Department, the homogenosity of the respondents also affect the result when compared between two campuses.The result of the study implies that the respondents from the two campuses had an average knowledge and practices regarding infection control. The result of the diagnostic test and infection control practices showed that most of the respondents had the basic knowledge in infection but continuous improvement and updating are still needed to get the excellent mark needed to prevent cross contamination in the clinical setting like hospitals and clinics.
Keywords: Infection Control, Allied Medical Students, Health Education
- Essential Oils and Crude Extracts Isolated from Artemisia Vulgaris Linn of Philippine Origin: Its Antibacterial Activity By: Dr. Jennifer Maderazo (2010)The study investigates the antibacterial activity of essential oil isolated from Artemisia Vulgaris Linn. of Philippine origin. Isolation of essential oils was done using steam distillation technique while agar dilution technique was utilized to establish antibacterial activity.The diameter of the zone of inhibition of Streptomycin Sulfate 10 mcg against S. Aureus based on three laboratory trials were 9mm. / 9mm./ 8mm. compared to using essential oil from A. Vulgaris Linn. which measured 25mm/ 24mm. / 22mm. For the bacteria S. Epidermidis, the zone of inhibition for Streptomycin Sulfate 10 mcg. based on three laboratory trials were 19mm/ 17mm. / 18mm. while using A. vulgaris linn. showed diameters of 30mm. 19mm./ 28mm. No reactions were found in E. Coli and P. Aeruginosa. S. Aureus and S. Epidermidis zone of inhibition in comparison to the antibiotics used in the experiment showed that these bacteria are more susceptible to A. Vulgaris Linn and had a much wider zone of inhibition than Streptomycin Sulfate 10 mcg. , an antibiotic of choice for patient with tuberculosis together with other anti-tuberculosis drugs. Artemisia Vulgaris Linn of Philippine origin contains essential oils. It has antibacterial activity and exhibit complete inhibition against S. Aureus and S. Epidermidis and may be used as an alternative source of medicine.Conduct further study on the antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial potential of essential oils from A. Vulgaris linn. of Philippine origin; To conduct further study on its other properties that maybe beneficial in the development of new products for oral health and new drugs for wound healing specifically in the oral cavity; And to create awareness on the beneficial effect of A. Vulgaris linn, that may lead to conservation and propagation of this plant to increase the source of alternative medicine in our country.Keywords: Essential Oils, Artemisia Vulgaris Linn, Antibacterial Activity
- Microbial Isolation from the Dental Dispensary of the Lyceum of the Philippines University – Batangas: Basis for Better Infection Control Measures By: Dr. Evalene Ann Perez (2009)To be uploaded
- Impact of Dental Programs of the Lyceum of Batangas on the Oral Health Status of the Selected Pupils of Lingap Pangarap ng mga Paslit, Inc. By: Dr. Jennifer Dotado-Maderazo & Dr. Ma. Concepcion Garcia (2007)The study aimed to assess the “Impact of the Dental Program of LB College of Dentistry to the Selected Pupils of the Lingap Pangarap ng mga Paslit Center Inc. (also known as Sto. Nino Children Center). The study used the descriptive research design with the combination of content analysis of documents and related materials.Results showed that the College of Dentistry is able to provide dental program for the community based on the set goals of the institution but there is inadequacy in manpower resources to support and expand the program to other indigent public school children. Lingap Pangarap ng mga Paslit Children, a foundation adopted by the Lyceum of Batangas dental program, is a non-government agency supported by concerned citizens from Germany. That the foundation is also supported by other linkages like Basilica of the Immaculate Concepcion in Batangas City and Colgate-Palmolive Corporation by donating toothbrush and toothpaste to the beneficiaries of the program. The weakness of the program is the inadequacy of manpower resources but its success lies on the skills, knowledge, dedication and hard work of the people involved in the dental program.Oral Health Awareness program was effective in promoting proper tooth brushing and positive attitude toward the dental professionals. But there is still a need for enhancement in the promotion of the importance of fluoride and the use of dental floss to prevent proximal caries. The services rendered of the Lyceum of Batangas, College of Dentistry has a positive impact/effect to the beneficiaries based on the perception of the respondents to the dental program.The proposed enhancement for the LB College of Dentistry dental program were improvements of the following: establish more linkages with other agencies like the church and other civic organization and government agencies, allocation of additional funds, equipments and materials to operate community-base dental programs and there should be a strategic promotion in the use of other preventive measures during the implementation of health education.
Keywords: Dental Program, Oral Health, Community Extension, Dentistry
- Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the 4-year Dental Treatment of the Community Dentistry Class on Selected Students of Batangas City East Elem. School, 1999-2000 By: Dr. Jennifer Dotado-Maderazo (2000)To be uploaded