Preferred medication for common ailments by residents of rural and urban areas in the province of Cavite

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Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology


Herbal Medicine, Pharmaceutical Preparations


Using the descriptive method of research in the analysis, evaluation and interpretation of the results. A total of 306 respondents who live in Mendez and Dasmarinas City, Cavite were chosen to participate in the study. Non-proportional quota sampling was used. The survey was accomplished using self-made questionnaire validated by medical doctors from Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Memorial Hospital, Trece Martirez City, Cavite, Land Transportation Office (LTO) Imus, Cavite and De La Salle Health Sciences Institute, Dasmarinas City, Cavite. The statistical treatments used in this study were frequency, percentage and chi-square value. Based on the findings of the study, the following conclusions were obtained: (1) most of the respondents are female, belong to age group of 20 to 29 years old college level, earn a monthly family income of below 10,000 pesos and lives in an urban type of community; (2) most of the respondents prefer pharmaceutical medicine for cough, common colds, diarrhea and skin disease while urinary tract infection (UTI) has almost similar preferences on both pharmaceutical and herbal medicine; (3) the comparison of the preference of the respondents when grouped according to age, gender, educational attainment, monthly family income and type of community are the following: the more they are exposed to modernization the more they prefer pharmaceutical medicine; the higher level of education the more they prefer to used pharmaceutical medicine for urinary tract infection (UTI) and skin disease; gender and monthly family income were not significantly related to the preference of respondents regarding their choice of medication.

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