Water Quality and the Incidence of Gastrointestinal Symptoms in a Locality in Cavite, Philippines

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243370
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Water Quality and the Incidence of Gastrointestinal Symptoms in a Locality in Cavite, Philippines
Author(s):
Hinahon, John Frietz L.; Maguikay, Neil Patrick Javier; Manimbo, Jacqueline; Donato, Winlyn Banastas; Fajardo, Peter Jeremiah Mananghaya; Flores, Ma. Krizzanne; Gaffud, Jean Rose Taguba; Deluao, Arby; Eliot, Christian Galigao; Lozada, Ma. Christine Russel; Martin, John Paul G.; Manzano, Rae Michelle
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Hinahon, John Frietz L., thunder_balot_lightning_penoy@yahoo.com; Maguikay, Neil Patrick JavierManimbo, Jacqueline, N/A; Donato, Winlyn Banastas , N/A; Fajardo, Peter Jeremiah Mananghaya , N/A; Flores, Ma. Krizzanne, N/A; Gaffud, Jean Rose Taguba , N/A; Deluao, Arby, N/A; Eliot, Christian Galigao, N/A; Lozada, Ma. Christine Russel, N/A; Martin, John Paul G.Manzano, Rae Michelle, N/A;
Abstract:
Purpose: Water quality is an indicator of the wellness of the environment and is directly related to the health of the people exposed to it. Worldwide, infectious waterborne diseases are the number one killer of children under 5 years old. In some areas in the Philippines, piped water system (NAWASA) is stil inaccesible and the river is still the major source of drinking water for it's residents. This study aims to describe the water quality of a major source of drinking water in a locality in Cavite City, Philippines and its correlation to the occurrence of gastro-intestinal symptoms among its residents.

Methods:

This is a descriptive correlational study conducted by collecting water samples at three different points of the Maragondon River in Cavite City, which was submitted to the Water Distict and Department of Science and Technology for water quality testing. Incidence of gastrointestinal symptoms was collected through a survey using a convenience sample (n=240). 

Results:

There was deviation in the normal water quality in all the three sample sites.  The water sample from site C has the most deviation of water quality, with 3.7mg/L total dissolved oxygen, turbidity level at 268 Nephelometric Turbidity Unit, manganese content of 1.7mg/L and iron content of 1.4mg/L. The highest incidence of vomitting was noted on the same site where the water deviation was most pronounced.Inferential statistics determined a significant relationship between all the water qualities and the incidence of frequent stool passage and abdominal pain. while there was no significant relationship found between water quality and vomiting.

Conclusion:

Water source that has poor water quality is a threat to the residents of the locality, exposing them to incidence of gastrointestinal symptoms, particularly frequent stool passage, which has proven to be harmful  especially to the very young and the very old population.

Keywords:
gastrointestinal symptoms; water quality; waterborne diseases
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleWater Quality and the Incidence of Gastrointestinal Symptoms in a Locality in Cavite, Philippinesen
dc.contributor.authorHinahon, John Frietz L.en
dc.contributor.authorMaguikay, Neil Patrick Javieren
dc.contributor.authorManimbo, Jacquelineen
dc.contributor.authorDonato, Winlyn Banastasen
dc.contributor.authorFajardo, Peter Jeremiah Mananghayaen
dc.contributor.authorFlores, Ma. Krizzanneen
dc.contributor.authorGaffud, Jean Rose Tagubaen
dc.contributor.authorDeluao, Arbyen
dc.contributor.authorEliot, Christian Galigaoen
dc.contributor.authorLozada, Ma. Christine Russelen
dc.contributor.authorMartin, John Paul G.en
dc.contributor.authorManzano, Rae Michelleen
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen
dc.author.detailsHinahon, John Frietz L., thunder_balot_lightning_penoy@yahoo.com; Maguikay, Neil Patrick JavierManimbo, Jacqueline, N/A; Donato, Winlyn Banastas , N/A; Fajardo, Peter Jeremiah Mananghaya , N/A; Flores, Ma. Krizzanne, N/A; Gaffud, Jean Rose Taguba , N/A; Deluao, Arby, N/A; Eliot, Christian Galigao, N/A; Lozada, Ma. Christine Russel, N/A; Martin, John Paul G.Manzano, Rae Michelle, N/A;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243370-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b> Water quality is an indicator of the wellness of the environment and is directly related to the health of the people exposed to it. Worldwide, infectious waterborne diseases are the number one killer of children under 5 years old. In some areas in the Philippines, piped water system (NAWASA) is stil inaccesible and the river is still the major source of drinking water for it's residents. This study aims to describe the water quality of a major source of drinking water in a locality in Cavite City, Philippines and its correlation to the occurrence of gastro-intestinal symptoms among its residents. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>This is a descriptive correlational study conducted by collecting water samples at three different points of the Maragondon River in Cavite City, which was submitted to the Water Distict and Department of Science and Technology for water quality testing. Incidence of gastrointestinal symptoms was collected through a survey using a convenience sample (n=240).&nbsp; <p><b>Results: </b> <p>There was deviation in the normal water quality in all the three sample sites.&nbsp; The water sample from site C has the most deviation of water quality, with 3.7mg/L total dissolved oxygen, turbidity level at 268 Nephelometric Turbidity Unit, manganese content of 1.7mg/L and iron content of 1.4mg/L. The highest incidence of vomitting was noted on the same site where the water deviation was most pronounced.Inferential statistics determined a significant relationship between all the water qualities and the incidence of frequent stool passage and abdominal pain. while there was no significant relationship found between water quality and vomiting. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Water source that has poor water quality is a threat to the residents of the locality, exposing them to incidence of gastrointestinal symptoms, particularly frequent stool passage, which has proven to be harmful&nbsp; especially to the very young and the very old population.en
dc.subjectgastrointestinal symptomsen
dc.subjectwater qualityen
dc.subjectwaterborne diseasesen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:21:15Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:21:15Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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