The study aimed to determine the relationship of perceived level of academic stress to quality of health management among Rehabilitative Sciences Students of Cebu Doctor's University for Academic Year 2017-2018, first semester. The study was conducted to seven hundred fifty-two (752) out of nine hundred eighty six (987) Rehabilitative Sciences from second year to fifth year of Cebu Doctor's University with a response rate of 76.19%. The descriptive-correlational method was used in the study. Two (2) research instruments were utilized, namely: Perceived Level of Academic Stress Scale (PASS) and Health Management Questionnaire (HMQ).
Based on the findings, the results showed that 60.6% scored moderate, 34.7% scored mild and 4.7% cored severe with regards to perceived level of academic stress. In terms of quality of health management, majority (82.7%) scored fair, 16.5% scored good, 0.8% scored poor. Pearson's correlation coefficient showed that the perceived level of academic stress and quality of health management had a weal negative correlation (r=-0.147).
The researchers concluded that the perceived level of academic stress was negatively correlated with the level of quality of health management. An occupational therapy health promotion program focusing on advocacy and education on managing and maintaining healthy management routines is recommended for students with severe perceived level of academic stress and/or poor quality of health management. For future studies, the researchers recommend that this study can be used as a reference to guide future studies focusing on academic stress or quality of health management by getting sufficient and relevant information. Other research instruments could be used to measure perceived level of academic stress or quality of health management for validation purposes. The perceived level of academic stress and quality of health management could also be studied with other variables focusing on other areas of occupation.