A study to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge of adolescence boys regarding prevention of oral cancer in selected pre university colleges at Davangere
Nirmala, SF Billalli and Devi Nanjappan
A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge of Adolescence Boys Regarding Prevention of Oral Cancer in Selected Pre University Colleges at Davangere” was conducted in partial fulfillment of the degree of master science in nursing at Bapuji College of nursing, Davanagere.
The study objectives
1.To assess the preexisting knowledge regarding prevention of oral cancer among adolescence boys in terms of pretest score.
2.To assess the knowledge regarding prevention of oral cancer in terms of post- test score after administering structured teaching programme.
3.To compare the effectiveness of structured teaching programme in pre-test and post-test knowledge score.
4.To associate the level of knowledge on selected demographic variables of adolescence boys regarding prevention of oral cancer.
Method: The research approach used for the study was one group pretest posttest design. The setting was selected PU colleges at Davanagere. With a sample of 10 adolescents, pilot study was conducted, sample for the main study included 100 adolescents on the basis of convenient sampling technique. A structured questionnaire was used to evaluate the knowledge of adolescents regarding prevention of oral cancer. The reliability of the tool was established by split half technique and the reliability co-efficient were calculated to be 0.82.
Result: The findings revealed that knowledge scores of adolescents were inadequate before the administration of structured teaching program (STP) on prevention of oral cancer, i.e the mean score of the pretest was 13.50. The STP helped them to update their knowledge on prevention of oral cancer. The mean post-test knowledge of sample significantly increased about 17.50 after administration of STP.
Intrepretation and Conclusion: The data was analyzed by applying Descriptive and Inferential statistics. The results of the study indicated that adolescents do not have adequate knowledge regarding prevention of oral cancer. This assessment project has helped the investigator to develop an STP to improve the knowledge on prevention of oral cancer. The results have also shown that various demographic variable have significant association with respect to the knowledge of adolescents regarding prevention of oral cancer.
•H1: There will be a significant difference between the pretest and posttest knowledge scores of adolescence.
•H2: There will be significant association between the knowledge scores and selected demographical variables.
Nirmala, SF Billalli, Devi Nanjappan. A study to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge of adolescence boys regarding prevention of oral cancer in selected pre university colleges at Davangere. Int J Adv Res Med Surg Nurs 2023;5(1):45-49. DOI: 10.33545/surgicalnursing.2023.v5.i1a.118