Title

The perception of selected residents in Sapa, Naic, Cavite on the effectiveness of different ginger (Zingiber officinale) preparations as a symptomatic treatment for bronchial asthma

Date of Completion

2005

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Asthma, Herbal Medicine, Ginger

Abstract

This study utilized a descriptive type of research. Forty (40) residents were selected using purposive sampling technique. Questionnaire was used for data gathering. Data was analyzed using frequency distribution, percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test and ANOVA or f-test. The following conclusions were drawn: 1) Most of the residents who experienced bronchial asthma and used ginger preparation were 20-39 years old, female, have a monthly income of less that P10,000, reached high school and used tea/decoction as ginger preparation to treat their bronchial asthma; 2) The residents highly agreed that ginger preparation is an effective symptomatic treatment for bronchial asthma regardless of age, gender, educational attainment, and type of ginger preparation used. In terms of economic status, respondents with an income of P10,000 and below highly agreed that ginger is an effective symptomatic treatment for bronchial asthma while those with an income of P30,001 and above agreed. Those who used ginger preparation for less than five (5) years highly agreed that it is an effective symptomatic treatment for bronchial asthma while those who used it for more than five (5) years agreed.

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