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Masters Thesis | Aerospace Medicine | India | Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022
A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on Knowledge Regarding Awareness of Anticancer Diet to Reduce the Risk of Cancer among Degree Students at Selected Colleges, Bangalore
Dileep Kumar Meghwal
Abstract: Background and Purpose of the Study: A healthy lifestyle leaves us fit, energetic and at reduced risk for disease, based on the choices one make about daily habits. Good nutrition, daily exercise and adequate sleep are the foundations for continuing good health, But this essential event in life is more miserable in student period so, students must be aware of different disease like cancer. The aim of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching programme for degree students regarding awareness of anti cancers diet to reduce the risk of cancer. Objectives: 1) Assess the existing knowledge regarding awareness of anti cancers diet to reduce the risk of cancer among degree students.2) Develop and administer structured teaching program regarding awareness of anti cancers diet to reduce the risk of cancer.3) Evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching program regarding awareness of anti cancers diet to reduce the risk of cancer by comparing mean pre and post test knowledge scores.4) Determine an association between mean pretest knowledge scores regarding awareness of anti cancers diet to reduce the risk of cancer among degree students with their selected socio demographic variables. Design: Pre experimental, one group pre test post test design was selected for the study. Subject: The participants were 100 degree students from selected colleges, Bangalore. Sampling Technique: A convenience sampling technique was used to select the sample for the study. Data Collection Tool: Structured knowledge questionnaire was used to collect the data. Data Analysis: The obtained data were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics and interpreted in terms of objectives and hypothesis of the study. The level of significance was set at 0.05 level. Result: In the pre test, the subjects had inadequate knowledge with a mean percentage of 48% and a standard deviation of + 3.087. Whereas in the post test there was a significant gain in mean percentage knowledge score of about 85.10% and standard deviation of +1.702. There was significant association found in selected socio demographic variables and the mean pre test knowledge scores of degree students regarding healthy lifestyle practices to prevent cancer. Conclusion: In the pre test 66.7% of the subject had inadequate knowledge regarding healthy lifestyle practices to prevent cancer whereas in the post test 96.7% of subjects had adequate knowledge and 3.3% had gained moderately adequate knowledge. This study finding indicates that the structured teaching programme was effective in enhancing the knowledge of degree students regarding awareness of anti cancers diet to reduce the risk of cancer.
Keywords: Anti cancer diet, prevention, cancer, structured teaching programme, degree students, selected demographic variables, convenience sampling, selected colleges, pre experiment study, one group pre test and post test design
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022,
Pages: 693 - 697