International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Health and Medical Sciences | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023 | Rating: 5.1 / 10


A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on Knowledge regarding Prevention of Cervical Cancer among Girl Students in Selected Higher Secondary Schools of Guwahati, Assam

Priyanka Thakuria | Archana Das


Abstract: Cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death among female worldwide. Cervical cancer is mainly caused by Human Papilloma Virus infection. A Pre - experimental one group pretest posttest design was adopted to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching program on knowledge regarding prevention of cervical cancer among girl students in selected higher secondary schools of Guwahati, Assam.84 girl students were selected using convenience sampling technique. Self structured questionnaire is used to collect data. Results shows in pre - test 54 (64.3%) of participants had moderately adequate knowledge, 19 (22.6%) had inadequate knowledge and 11 (13.1%) had adequate knowledge. In post - test 41 (48.8%) of participants had moderately adequate knowledge, 35 (41.7%) had adequate knowledge and8 (9.5%) had inadequate knowledge. The pre - test mean knowledge score was 7.17?2.122 and post - test mean knowledge score was 21.81?1.787 with mean difference was 14.35. The comparison was tested using paired t test with obtained (t=43.35) at df=83 was statistically significant at p<0.05 level of significant. The study revealed that educational status of the students and previous knowledge were found significant association at p<0.05 level with pre - test knowledge. The study concludes that structured teaching programme was effective and a useful means of educating the girl students to improve their knowledge.


Keywords: Effectiveness, Structured Teaching Programme, Knowledge, Prevention, Cervical Cancer


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,


Pages: 859 - 863


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