Practices of parents in the management of their children with asthma in selected communities in Dasmariñas City, Cavite

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Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology


Asthma, Children


This study used the descriptive, non-experimental method of research. The respondents were selected via the quota sampling method that involves the parents of 220 children with asthma who resides within the ten (10) selected communities of Dasmarinas City, Cavite. The identified communities are known to have high cases of asthma in Dasmariñas City, Cavite based on the data provided by Rural Health Unit 1 (RHU 1) and Rural Health Unit 2 (RHU2). A self-made questionnaire validated by research experts was used to gather the needed data. The data obtained was treated using the following statistical tools: mean, standard deviation, percentage, frequency, t-test for independent samples and ANOVA. The study concludes the following: 1) the respondents were mostly females who were mothers of children with asthma, in the middle adulthood ranging from 26-35 years old, with an educational attainment of high school level, and a full time parent who stay at home; 2) the identified practices in the management of children with asthma were most of the time practiced by the respondents. The three (3) least practices were immediate consultation to doctor, giving herbal medicine and giving folkloric medicine; 3) there are no significant difference in the practices of parents in the management of their children when grouped according to age, gender, educational attainment, and parental involvement in child care.

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