Title

Factors in seeking health services associated with traditional healers

Date of Completion

1996

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Medicine, Traditional

Abstract

This study employed non-experimental survey method. The subjects were selected though convenience sampling technique. One hundred (100) patients present in the healing center of a particular traditional healer were included as respondents. An interview guide was constructed for data collection. Data was analyzed through percentage and Chi-square test for independence. The following conclusions were drawn: 1) The profile of the respondents who sought assistance from traditional healers varied when they were grouped according to age, gender, educational background, and economic status; 2) Their reasons for seeking the services of traditional healers also varied. However, economic status largely affected their reasons.

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