Beliefs and practices regarding maternal and childcare in Barrio Pulo, Indang, Cavite

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Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology


Maternal Health, Child Care


This research used the descriptive-correlational design. The respondents were 156 mothers living in Barrio Pulo, Indang, Cavite selected through purposive sampling. The research instrument used was adapted from the study of Tayam, Tonga, Trinidad, and Vicente (2005). Data was analyzed using frequency, percentage, ANOVA, mean, t-test, standard deviation, f-test and Spearman’s rho. The following conclusions were made: 1) Most of the respondents were above 35 years old, attained college level of education, with a monthly income of P10,000 and below, Catholic, born in Cavite and preferred to seek medical care at the hospital; 2) The respondents from Barrio Pulo, Indang, Cavite had a low level of belief during pregnancy, labor and child delivery, after child delivery and newborn care in particular and in general; 3) The respondents had a low level of practice during pregnancy, labor and child delivery, after child delivery, and newborn care; 4) Religion and source of medical care were associated with the beliefs of the respondents regarding maternal and child care; 5) Religion, source of medical care, and educational attainment were associated to the extent of practice of the beliefs and practices are high; 6) Respondents who were Catholic and who consulted albularyo/hilot had higher level of belief.

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