The perception of selected students enrolled in non-health related courses at De La Salle University-Dasmariñas regarding the nature and effectiveness of acupuncture in treating migraine

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Acupuncture, Migraine Disorders


The study utilized descriptive, nonpexperimental research in conducting the study. Non-probability convenience was used in selecting the respondents. The study involved 100 respondents and was selected based on the criteria. This research study made use of a self-constructed questionnaire as the primary data gathering tool. The self-constructed questionnaire was pre-tested to 40 non-health related students who belonged to the same criteria from different institutions. The following statistical treatments were utilized to interpret the data gathered: 1) percentage, b) frequency, c) mean, d) standard deviation and e) t-test for independent samples. The following conclusions were drawn: 1) Majority of the respondents were females, Catholics, had a family history of migraine attacks and did not experience acupuncture; 2) Based on the results of the study, majority of the respondents strongly agreed on the acupuncture as a treatment for migraine. Thus, they have a very good perception; 3) The results of the study showed that the said profile of the respondents was not related to the perception of the nature and effectiveness of acupuncture in treating migraine except with those respondents who experienced acupuncture. It means, therefore, that demographic variables such as gender, religion and family history of migraine attacks were not the predictors of the respondents’ perception on the nature and effectiveness of acupuncture in treating migraine. This was due to fact that people who undergo acupuncture would have more understanding about the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating ailments specifically migraine.

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