Assessing the level of medication literacy concerning the usage of over-the-counter medicines in self-medication among the working household members of DLSMHSI-SHSSHS students

Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12


Self-medication, over-the-counter medicines, medication literacy, working household members


Self-medication is the act of using any substance or medicine that can ease and cure individuals from their illness and affliction on their own accord without consultation or supervision of any medical professional. Over-the-counter medicines known to be nonprescription medicine can be bought without a prescription from a physician, this type of medicine can be safe if you follow the directions on the label and the directions from a healthcare professional. This study proposed the notion that assessed the level of medication literacy and its influence on the use of over-the-counter medications among the working household members of De La Salle Medical & Health Sciences Institute - Special Health Sciences Senior High School. With two-hundred and ninety-two (292) respondents who participated in the adopted survey questionnaire, this study presented that the respondents have high knowledge and literacy towards the use of over-the-counter medications. Moreover, the data illustrated that the level of medication literacy of an individual and their methods of acquiring and obtaining medications and their information also had an influence on the outcome of the use of medication, specifically over-the-counter medications, which did not require the prescription of a doctor.

First Advisor

Mark Lawrence F. Fabregas

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