Title

World wide web and its impact on self-management of common ailments by selected college students in the City of Dasmariñas, Cavite

Date of Completion

2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Self-Management, Self-Medication, Internet

Abstract

The descriptive non-experimental method of research was utilized in this study. The study involved 100 college students in Dasmariñas City, Cavite who practiced getting information in the World Wide Web and applied it in the management of common ailments such as cough, colds, fever, diarrhea, and pain. Non-probability convenience sampling was used. Data was gathered through a self-made questionnaire and was analysed using percentage, Cronbach’s Alpha, frequency distribution, mean, standard deviation, and t-test. Most of the respondents were 18 to 19 years old, females, Catholic, entered health-related and non-health related courses. Most of the respondents had experienced cough and colds for the last 6 months. The researchers discovered that the young generation nowadays uses the World Wide Web as a source of information regarding the importance of diet, therapeutic modalities, home management, and some strategies to alleviate common ailments. There were no significant differences in the impact of World Wide Web on self-management of the respondents in terms of religious affiliation, college nurse and previous experience of common ailments.

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