Caribbean Studies Essay

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According to the findings, majority of the persons in the Duhaney Park community use traditional medicine, this made up 71% of the individuals while 29% of the respondents do not use traditional forms of medicine in their household.
Based on the findings of the study, it can be deduced that in the Duhaney Park Community, the community is relativity mature. Out of the study that consisted of thirty-five (35) persons, 9% of them were between the ages of 18-28 years old. Residents in the age group 29-39 made up 22% of the population and 22% made up the 39-49 age groups. 47% of the population is between the ages of 49 and over, and this was seen as the oldest range of residents ( 49 and over) as ...view middle of the document...

33% stated that this was a traditional, meaning, this was something their families practiced was passed down from generation to generation. Other respondents said that they were unable to access modern medicine facilities, as the Duhaney Park Clinic is in need of support as the clinic has shortages in both staff and medicine to provide for individuals in the community. And 15% of the population stated that modern medicine was ineffective.
In the study done it was confirmed that female gravitated to using both traditional and modern forms of medicine while males to some extent preferred traditional modern medicine. With this is was noted that the residents in the community , had effective results when asked their view if the results from using traditional medicine was favourable and it was observed that the widely held view was that the results were favourable as 53% strongly agreed and 29% agreed to this point. While 8% strongly disagreed and the other 10% disagreed with this view, which still puts these respondents in the minority.
The prevalence of drug –herb medicine combination the community highlighted that , majority of the individuals stated that they only used this combination sometimes and this was 47%,...

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