Title

Self-management practices on common ailments of selected students in De La Salle University-Dasmarinas

Date of Completion

2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Self-Management, Self-Medication

Abstract

This research used the descriptive non-experimental quantitative research design. The study involved 105 students of the university and was randomly selected from the three colleges which were, the College of Liberal Arts, College of Business Administration, and College of Education. Non-probability convenience sampling was used to identify the respondents. A self-made questionnaire was used as instrument and data was analysed using frequency, percentage, mean, t-test, and Analysis of Variane (ANOVA). Based on the findings of the study, the following conclusions were obtained: (1) majority of the students in De La Salle University-Dasmarinas were a) 18-19 years old, b) have a family monthly income of 30,001 and above, c) Female, D) Catholic, and e) fourth year student; (2) majority of the students slept or took a nap when they had a headache and fever. When it came to cough, colds, and diarrhea, most students drank or increased their water intake; (3) there was no significant difference on the self-management practices on common ailments of selected students when the respondents were grouped according to age, family monthly income, gender, religion, and year level.

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