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Awareness level and preference of randomly selected senior citizens to adopt medication delivery service in Baguio City.

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Jowie N. Liwanag,
Bryan Ishmael L. Nyunt,
David Timothy A. Villanueva,
Dianne Joy C. Orbeta,
Sheila May E. Santos,
Jenna Lee Q. Valencia

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School of Natural Sciences - Saint Louis University

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Research Report
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Abstract

The level of awareness and disposition to adopt medication delivery service was determined in this study.  It involves 60 randomly selected senior citizens with different age bracket (60 and above), gender and educational attainment in Baguio City. The study only includes those who are aware to the service. It made use of convenience sampling in getting the respondents. As a result, the selected senior citizens show that their level of awareness regarding this service is equated to "slightly aware" with the different given definitions of medication delivery service.  In terms of their perception to adopt medication delivery service, it shows that the respondents are "very much agree" to adopt this kind of service in Baguio City because of the following advantages: patient-centered, accessibility to needed medication saves time in queuing in buying medicine and cost effective. In relation to this, the researchers also search out the factors affecting the disapproval to adopt this service, these are the following: additional charges being the first, long waiting time in case of emergency as the second, inadequate counselling for the use of medication being the third, limited number of drugs to be delivered as the fourth and promote laziness being the last factor.


 
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