The levels of knowledge and the prevalence of use of pansit-pansitan (Peperomia pellucida) as an alternative medicine for arthritis among adult and senior residents of selected barangays in Imus Cavite

Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12


herbal, Pansit-pansitan (Peperomia Pellucida), gouty arthritis, knowledge, prevalence


Herbal medicine is timely in the Philippines. With the Department of Health’s Top 10 Endorsed Herbal Medicine, this field continues to grow. However, despite this, most Filipinos are still not knowledgeable when it comes to herbal medicine, its use, practice, and benefits. Thus, the study looked at the relationship between knowledge and prevalence of use of Pansit-pansitan (Peperomia Pellucida) for gouty arthritis among the participants of selected barangays in Imus, Cavite: Barangays Medicion II-D, Poblacion II-B, Poblacion III-A, and Poblacion IV-A. The study attempts to find significant differences in the acquired data that could be employed for comprehending the health habits, levels of knowledge, and prevalence of use of Pansit-pansitan (Peperomia pellucida) as an alternative medicine for gouty arthritis among adults and seniors. The study follows the quantitative-qualitative method with purposive sampling design where the researchers conducted their face-to-face survey interview among the participants in the stated barangays. Through the Chi-Square Test of Independence, it was found that there was a significant relationship between the levels of knowledge and prevalence of use of Pansit-pansitan among the respondents. The chi-square value (χ2) is 9.507, and the p-value is 0.009, which is less than the significance level of 0.05. Cramer's V coefficient was also computed and according to the coefficient value of 0.340, there is a very strong relationship between knowledge levels and the prevalence of Pansit-Pansitan use.

First Advisor

Carmelette C. Davila

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