Effectiveness of STP on knowledge of breast cancer among class IV employees
Beulah G, Nithya G and Manonmani S
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in India. The situation in rural areas is compounded with poor access to health facilities, low socio economic status and poor literacy. Awareness of the risk factors of breast cancer is important in the prevention of the disease. The objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding breast cancer among class IV employees in a selected community at Coimbatore. The design used was pre experimental one group pretest - posttest. 100 class IV employees include peons, cleaning staff, security guards, attenders was selected using nonrandom convenient sampling technique. The knowledge was assessed using structured questionnaire. The data obtained were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study findings concluded that the structured teaching programme was effective in enhancing the knowledge on breast cancer among class IV employees.