Title

Beliefs and practices regarding cultural health traditions of selected residents in Brgy. Salvacion, Rizal, Occidental Mindoro

Date of Completion

2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology

Keywords

Medicine, Traditional, Folk Medicine, Primitive Medicine

Abstract

This study used a descriptive correlational method. Five hundred (500) residents of Brgy. Salvacion, Rizal, Occidental Mindoro were chosen as respondents using simple random sampling out of the total population of 2,594. The tool used was an adapted questionnaire. Data was analyzed through percentage, frequency, mean, t-test for independent sample, f-test and Pearson’s r. The study concluded that, 1) Most of the respondents were below 31-40 years old, female, elementary graduate, married, unemployed and had monthly family income of P10,000; 2) The respondents’ beliefs regarding cultural health traditions were to a moderate extent; 3) The respondents’ practices regarding cultural health traditions were to a limited extent; 4) The beliefs of the respondents regarding cultural health traditions had no significant difference when grouped according to civil status but there were significant differences when they were grouped according to age, gender, educational attainment, employment status and monthly income; 5) The practices of the respondents regarding cultural health traditions had no significant difference when grouped according to civil status but there were significant differences when they were grouped according to age, gender, educational attainment, employment status and monthly income; 6) There was a moderately small positive correlation between beliefs and practices of the respondents regarding cultural health traditions.

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