Ardosa, Rondy Cabrera, Kathe Alexis Ceniza, Frances Margarette Cuizon, Shazel Dawn Fuentes, Katrina Faye
RATIONALE OF THE STUDY
To be able to:
.Identify reasons on herbal medicine utilization .Know why adults take risks on the use of herbal medicines even without approved therapeutic claims
THEORETICAL & CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
.STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
This study was conducted to identify the determinants why people practice the usage of alternative medications.
social economic status 2.age.And to answer these questions:
1.What is the profile of the respondents in terms of: . sex. civil status. What are the determinants of herbal medicine utilization?
. educational attainment.
. can save money more (Braz Med Biol Res. holistic treatment. Relying upon recommendations of their family and friends.REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
The reasons why people resort to complementary medicine are based on both rational nd emotional fctors. mild treatment dissatisfaction of conventional medicine. fewer side effects and lower costs are the few reasons given by adult CAM patients (Wapf and Busato 2007) Belief that herbal drugs are free from side effects . 2005) Herbal medicines do not necessarily mean safe for users always (Ipsum.
Research Design: Causal-Comparative Descriptive Type . Busay
.Labangon. Mabolo.aims to discover possible cause and effects of a behavioral pattern
Research Locale: . Buhisan.
Research Respondents: 30 adults from each selected barangay (15 users of herbal medicines and 15 non-users)
Research Instruments: Interview -structured type of questions
Sampling Design Typical Case Purposive Sampling -selects a sample in a deliberative and a non-random fashion to achieve a certain goal
method used to understand the relationship between a dependent variable and a one or more dependent variable
.Treatment of Data
Discriminant Analysis .
31-40 years old 2.FINDINGS
AGE: 1. 50 years old and 25-30 years old 3. 41-50 years old 4. 18-24 years old GENDER: Females
CIVIL STATUS: Married
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Highschool Graduates
Extent of Legal no ledge B. Influence B. umber of no n Users C.053 . Economic Factors A.013 .293 . Political and Legal Factors A. Family Tradition B.Taught in Health Centers C. Educational Factors A. Reasons of Preference B.292 . Recommended by Religious Leaders C.100 . To . Cultural Values and Lifeways A.Total Monthly Income B.111 Factor Loading
V.Structure Matrix for Herbal Medicine Utilization
Factors I.523 .204
.Medicine Budget III.211 .Educational Background II.Family Size C. Recommended by Church Members IV. Advocated by Community Leaders . Herbal Plants Identified C.284 .134 . Pur ose of Using VI.269 . Kinship and Social Factors A.726 .Taught in school B.162
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.352 . Religious and Philosophical Factors A.166 -.
It was followed by kinship and social factors. the following determinants were defined to be the influence why people decide to utilize herbal medications. The third determinant that followed is the educational factor.
Based on the research findings. The greatest determinant was found out to be cultural and lifeways. These three determinants were found out to be the greatest influential factors for people to use herbal medications.
. how these medications work and how they can be used in different situations. y That information regarding the 10 herbal medications being approved by the Department of health should be thoroughly discussed to both the health care practitioners and the consumers in order to give more knowledge to the people about alternative medications.RECOMMENDATIONS
y That the family influence in the usage of herbal
medications should be preserved and should be enhanced by instilling more knowledge regarding these herbal medications.
y That teaching regarding different herbal medications should be made in different areas not only those areas with easy access to technology but also to remote areas where they can put to consideration the practice in the usage of herbal medications. health centers and other institutions that promote health in order to rule out beliefs and to facilitate learning.
.y That proper usage of herbal medications should be
described during teachings in schools.