Perception on the effectiveness of herbal medicines by older persons in selected communities in Imus, Cavite

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Herbal Medicine, Aged


A mixed design was utilized to study the phenomena specifically, sequential exploratory design. The respondents of the study were chosen using quota sampling technique. The instrument used in the quantitative part of the study is a self-made questionnaire. In the qualitative part, the researchers used open-ended interview guide questions The statistical treatments used in this study are frequency distribution, mean, t-test and f-test. Based on the results of the study, the following conclusions are derived: 1) Majority of the respondents are 71 years old and above, female, Roman Catholic, married, elementary graduate, have monthly income of Php10,001-20,000 and use herbal medicines at less thanthree (3) years; 2) The perception of the respondents on the effectiveness of herbal medicines are as follows: a) they moderately agree that Sambong and Bayabas are effective herbal medicines; and they slightly disagree that tsaang gubat, akapulko and niyog-niyogan are effective herbal medicines; 3) There is no significant difference in the perception of the respondents on the effectiveness of herbal medicine when they are grouped according to age, gender, religion, civil status, educational attainment, monthly family income and length of time using herbal medicine.

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