International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 9, Part D (2015)
Self-Care Management of Cancer Cervix among the Patients Admitted In Caritas Cancer Center, Kottayam
Sinmayee Kumari Devi
Cervical cancer is the fifth most common cancer in humans, the second most common cancer in women worldwide and the most common cancer cause of death in developing countries. The study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of self-instructional module regarding self-care management of cancer cervix among women and also to find out the association between post-test knowledge scores on self-care management of cancer cervix with their selected demographic variables of the women. Quasi experimental research design and cross -sectional survey approach was used. 45 women with cancer cervix between the age group of 35-65 years of age admitted in caritas cancer center, kottayam were selected by using purposive sampling technique. The data was collected by using closed ended questionnaire and were analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings depicts that Highest percentage of women (37.8%) were diagnosed as cancer cervix before 1 month of data collection and (64.4%) of women had undergone chemotherapy. Highly significant difference was found between pre and post-test knowledge scores (P<0.01) whereas, no significant association was found between post-test knowledge scores when compared to demographic variables (P>0.05).
How to cite this article:
Sinmayee Kumari Devi. Self-Care Management of Cancer Cervix among the Patients Admitted In Caritas Cancer Center, Kottayam. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(9): 204-206.