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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A (2018)

A quasi-experimental study to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on prevention of breast cancer among women aged (30-60 years) in selected village of Moga, Punjab

Author(s)
Tejwinderpal Kaur, Usha Sharma, Ravi Prakash Saxena and P Latha
Abstract
Background: Breast cancer is among the commonest of all human cancers throughout the world. Breast cancer is an uncontrolled growth of breast cells. The peak age for breast cancer is between 40 and 50 years in the Asian countries. There is no single specific cause of breast cancer; rather a combination of hormonal, genetic and possibly environmental events may contribute to its development. Aim: To assess the effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on prevention of breast cancer among women aged (30-60 years). Objectives: 1. To assess the pre-test knowledge score of women regarding prevention of breast cancer. 2. To assess the post-test knowledge score of women regarding prevention of breast cancer. 3. To compare the pre-test and post-test knowledge score of women regarding prevention of breast cancer. 4. To find out the relationship between knowledge and selected demographical variables. Methods: Quasi-experimental, one group pre-test post-test design using systematic random sampling technique and sample size was 60. Self- Structured Questionnaire was prepared to assess the knowledge of women regarding prevention of breast cancer. Results: Study results revealed that in the pre test, majority of women (78.3%) had below average knowledge, followed by 20% of them had average knowledge and 1.7% of them had good knowledge. In Post test, maximum no. of women (58%) had good knowledge, 42% of them had average knowledge and none of them had below average knowledge regarding prevention of breast cancer. Conclusion: It is concluded that there is a statistically significant difference between pre test and post test knowledge score. Thus, it shows that structured teaching programme was effective in improving the knowledge level of women regarding prevention of breast cancer.
Pages: 19-21  |  334 Views  15 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Tejwinderpal Kaur, Usha Sharma, Ravi Prakash Saxena and P Latha. A quasi-experimental study to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on prevention of breast cancer among women aged (30-60 years) in selected village of Moga, Punjab. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(1): 19-21.
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