Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12


Self care, Physical health, Quarantine.


Since the onset of COVID-19 in the Philippines, the government enforces a national lockdown to stop the spread of the virus, hence all school activities and works are now being done at their homes. The lockdown forces the students and the parents of the students to be at their homes at all times, which may greatly affect the physical health of the parents and students due to a sudden change in their lifestyle. This study gained insight into this question by asking selected parents of grade 12 students in De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute, to answer a

four-part self-made questionnaire about their level of knowledge on self- care measures to maintain a healthy lifestyle despite the pandemic, it also

includes their demographic profile to see if it has a significant effect on their knowledge of self-care measures, and then categories the level of knowledge by the following: quality and variety of food, intake of vitamins and supplements, sleep-rest pattern, and physical activity. This study’s findings suggest that the selected parents have sufficient knowledge of maintaining their physical health, but the quality of their physical health varies if the selected parents have sufficient monthly income to sustain their physical health. These findings suggest a need in finding more affordable ways to sustain physical health despite the pandemic.