Health

COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT OF BARANGAY ANTIPOLO OLD, NABUA CAMARINES SUR

This descriptive study assessed the community health needs of Barangay Antipolo Old, Nabua Camarines Sur. This study determined the respondent’s profile, family profile, health practices and health needs of the barangay constituents. A total of one hundred fifty heads of family were the respondents of the study. The study employed a self-made questionnaire formulated from the review conducted on the different needs assessment questionnaires. Percentage technique was used in the study. Results revealed that majority of the respondents were female, 30-39 years old, high school graduate and belonging to a nuclear family with farming as the main source of income. Results also revealed that perceive diseases are caused by microorganisms/pathogens and believes that good nutrition is important in disease prevention. Results further revealed that all of the respondents performs handwashing, daily bath and other hygienic practices. Pains (Back/Joints), high blood pressure/hypertension, depression, asthma, Tuberculosis, kidney, heart and lung diseases, diabetes and stroke are among the health challenges the respondents faced. Further, majority of the respondents avail the services of the PHC Clinics/RHUs, physician’s clinics and hospitals. These findings served as the basis for the formulation of an extension program specifically designed for Barangay Antipolo Old.