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Awareness and Practice of Community Members in Complementary Medicine Basis for
Helath Education Program AKNOWLEDGEMENT Capt. Henry Pat Duenas
Dr. Raquel Pasigpasigan
Gerbabe Ruiz, RN, MAN
Emerson Sison
Sir Edilberto Era,RN, MAN
Ma’am Alvaran,RN
Jean Ausin RN
To all th respondents
To our dear parents
Lord God Almighty
DEDICATION God our Father
Community Members
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Complementary medicine is such an important alternative for conventional medicine
It can help people, those who can’t afford to buy medicines as well. We want to know if the people in the community still practicing those complementary medicines
The community members will benefit from the study by being aware of the complementary medicine that can treat common health problems STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM 1. What is the profile variable of the community members in terms of;

1.1 Age
1.2 Educational Attainment
1.3 Occupational Status
1.4 Monthly Family Income 1. What is the level of awareness of the community members in complementary medicine? 3. To what extent do the community members utilized complementary medicine? 4. Is there a significant relationship between the knowledge and extent of
utilization of complementary medicine? 5. Is there a significant relationship between profile variable and level of awareness on complementary medicine? 6. Is there a significant relationship between profile variable and utilization of complementary medicine? 7. Based on the result of the study, what health educational program can be developed?

HYPOTHESIS This null hypothesis will be tested at 0.05 level of significance. Ho: There is no significant relationship between the knowledge and extent of utilization of complementary medicine.

Ho: There is no significant relationship between profile variable and level of awareness on complementary medicine.

Ho: There is no significant relationship between profile variable and utilization of complementary medicine. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK Profile Variables
• Age
• Educational Attainment
• Occupational Status
• Monthly Family Income
Level of Awareness of Community Members of Signal Village on Complementary Medicines Utilization of Complementary Medicines by Community Members of Central Signal Village Health Education Program SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY To the nursing students
To the community members
To the health care provider
To the faculty members
To the nursing administrators
To the future researchers Transcultural Nursing theory by
Madeleine Leininger Precede-Proceed Model developed by Lawrence Green SCOPE AND LIMITATIONS It focused only in assessing the level of awareness and practice of community members towards Complementary Medicine.
The study was conducted at Central Signal Village, Taguig City. This study involves respondents who are 12-65 years old.
This study involves 100 respondents from Signal Village, Taguig City.
Data needed for the study was obtained for a period of the last two weeks of January, 2011

Community Members

Complementary Medicine
1. Akapulko (Cassia alata)
2. Ampalaya (Momordica charantia)
3. Bawang (Allium sativum)
4. Bayabas (Psidium guajava)
5. Lagundi (Vitex negundo)
6. Niyog-niyogan (Quisqualis indica L.)
7. Sambong (Blumea balsamifera)-
8. Tsaang Gubat (Ehretia microphylla Lam.)
9. Ulasimang Bato | Pansit-Pansitan (Peperomia pellucida)
10. Yerba Buena (Clinopodium douglasii)
Health Education Program
Profile Variables CHAPTER 2 REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE Herbal medicine is defined as the use of natural herbs and plants for the treatment or prevention of diseases, disorders and for the promotion of good health.
“What we see here is that there will always be opportunities for herbal medicine because it is more affordable, particularly if we are talking about the mass of market. Also, the thing about herbal medicine is that there is no toxicity no side effects”
Herbal medicine is a type of alternative medicine, which makes use of plant parts or plant extracts for therapeutic purposes.
Herbalism is both an art and a science, which has always mixed well with other treatments.
CHAPTER 3 RESEARCH DESIGH Descriptive research is designed to gain more information about characteristics within a particular field of study. Their purpose is to provide a picture of situations as they naturally happen. RESEARCH LOCALE The survey was conducted at Central Signal Village, Taguig City
Central Signal Village is an urbanized area in Taguig City that is being ruled by Captain Henry Pat Duenas.
It has a total population of 31,364
RESEARCH POPULATION AND SAMPLING TECHNIQUE The researchers surveyed 100 respondents with the use of questionnaire
The respondents were chosen purposively to meet the objectives of the study
RESEARCH INSTRUMENT survey questionnaire was the primary method for obtaining data
The questionnaire has 3 parts namely; Part I- Demographic Profile which consist of age, educational attainment, occupational status, and annual family income; Part II- Awareness of community members in Complementary Medicine; Part III- Practice of community members in Complementary Medicine.
The tool was pilot tested at Global City Innovative College utilizing 10 participants
The tool has been validated by three experts in their chosen field RESEARCH PROCEDURE The researchers determined first the Barangay Central Signal Village in Taguig as the research locale
The researchers obtained permission from the Dean of the College of Nursing before conducting the pilot test
Researchers first determine the population of the study followed by the process of getting from the respondents.
The data will be collected, tabulated, interpreted, and analyzed by the researchers. STATISTICAL TREATMENT Pearson’s Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient
frequency and percentage

1.0 perfect relationship
.91-.99 very high relationship
.70-.90 high relationship
.41- .69 moderate relationship
.20-. 49 low relationships
.00-.20 no relationship CHAPTER 4 Analysis and Interpretation CHAPTER 5 Summary, Findings, Conclusion and Recommendations the study proved that there was significant difference between the Level of Awareness and Practice of Community Member in Complementary Medicine: Basis for Health Education Program. Summary Findings 1. In terms of age, majority of the respondents are in the category of young adulthood. 2. Most of the respondents are Undergraduate when it comes to educational attainment. 3. Occupational status greatly showed that most of the respondents are unemployed. 4. In terms of Annual Family Income, most of the respondents are earning money ranging from P10, 001 to P15, 000. 5. The overall level of awareness of the respondents, most of them are highly aware with regards to Herbal Medications. 6. In terms of utilization of Herbal Medication, most of them are not utilizing the practice of using Herbal Medications. CONCLUSION RECOMMENDATION the researchers concluded that there is significant difference between the Level of Awareness and Practice of Community Member in Complementary Medicine: Basis for Health Education Program. The null hypothesis has been rejected. 1. That Central Signal Village Health Center would monitor the progress of the health education program about the uses and benefits of 10 herbal medicines to give them knowledge for efficient and effective care. 2. That the health care providers and barangay staff of central signal village must continue to update their awareness and practice with regards to herbal medicine by setting programs provided by the Department of Health. 3. That the respondents in Central Signal Village should also take initiative to avail and participate in the health programs that are being implemented by the government that would benefit their health. 4. That the Department of Health should continue to provide and initiate health programs that would be beneficial to the use of herbal medicines. This includes continue mandating and monitoring all health institutions like Rural Health Units to continue instructing and disseminating information with regards to their awareness and practices. 5. That all nursing students should provide the respondents and other forms of health teachings during their exposure to their different affiliating health institutions. 6. That all Clinical Instructors and other health professionals continue to exert their efforts in imparting their skills and knowledge to their students. 7. That the future researchers should conduct a descriptive study on the effectiveness of an intervention in measuring the level of awareness among the respondents in Central Signal Village with regards to the use of Herbal medicines.

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