Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy


Self Medication, Nonprescription Drugs, COVID-19


Methodology. This research utilizes quantitative research design through exploratory, analytical cross-section approach. Sample size is determined through the use of Slovin’s formula. An adapted research questionnaire from various studies was used and disseminated among adults in Barangay Mambog 1, Bacoor, Cavite that contained 3 parts: Part I. Demographics, Part II. Self-Medication practice and Health status, and Part III. Knowledge, Attitude, and External influences. All data that is gathered in the research were analyzed using SPSS, version 26. Descriptive statistics and Chi-square were utilized to discuss and present the findings of this research.

Findings. One-hundred One (101) respondents gathered from Barangay Mambog 1, Bacoor, Cavite answered the online survey questionnaire that was used to assess their demographic characteristic, knowledge of over-the-counter medicines, and attitude towards self-medication practice. The results gathered revealed that the knowledge of the respondents (p = 0.009) was the predominant variable that affects the frequency of self-medication among the respondents. On the other hand, the majority of the respondents fall under a neutral attitude (50.50%) towards practicing self-medication using over-the-counter drugs.

Conclusions. There is a significant relationship between the knowledge of the respondents regarding over-the-counter medicine. In terms of demographic characteristic and attitude, it shows no significant relationship to the self-medication practice of the respondents.

Recommendation. It is recommended to utilize different research design in assessing the effect of COVID-19 as a phenomenon in qualitative phenomenological studies to gather more information about the said circumstance. It is also recommended to conduct statistical analysis of health status and external influences, to be able to compare if the symptoms of disease and sources of information affects the frequency of selfmedication practice.

First Advisor

Ryan Joseph C. Tuzon