International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Masters Thesis | Nursing | India | Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024 | Rating: 5.4 / 10


A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding Risk Factors and Prevention of Oral Cancer among Adults in Selected Rural Areas of Bagalkot District

Basappa K Manappanavar | Dr. Praveen Siddappa Pateel | Dr. Deelip S Natekar [9]


Abstract: Background: In today's generation oral cancer is a universal and non-communicable disease that affects people irrespective of race, gender, socio economics status or culture There are wide variations in the distribution of oral cancer throughout the world. Oral cancer is the second most common killer disease in the cancer group. It is a major disease with high incidence and mortality rate and increasingly recognized to be a global problem, not limited to the industrialized nations.1Aims:To assess the effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on knowledge regarding risk factors and preventive measures of oral cancer among adults. Materials and Methods: Pre experimental research design with one group pre-test and post-test without control group design was used with 60 subjects through purposive sampling technique. The data was collected by Structured knowledge Questionnaire, analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics in terms of mean, frequency distribution, paired' test and chi-square test. Results: The results revealed that the mean % of knowledge scores of the adults in the pre-test was 39.06 % and with mean and SD 12.50 ? 4.57, whereas mean % in post-test was 63.84% with mean and SD 20.43? 3.78. The paired 't' test showed the significant difference in the knowledge of adults regarding risk factors and prevention of oral cancer among adults after the administration of PTP. Findings revealed that in the pre-test knowledge scores the majority (56.7%) of respondents had poor knowledge, 40 percent of them had average knowledge and 3.3 percent of them had good knowledge. Whereas in post-test majority (63.3%) percent of the respondents had average knowledge and 36.7% had good knowledge. Conclusion: A significant difference was found between the pre-test and post-test knowledge scores of the adults. The study proved that PTP was effective in improving the knowledge of adults regarding risk factors and prevention of oral cancer.


Keywords: Assess, Effectiveness, planned teaching program, oral cancer


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2024,


Pages: 1334 - 1338


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