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Mrs. Bamalakshmi V
Keywords : High Risk People & Prevention of Oral Cancer
Citation Information : V MB. Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme On Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of High Risk People on Prevention of Oral Cancer.. 2018; 11 (3):5-8.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 01-12-2012
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).
Background: Cancer is a uncontrollable growth of cells that invade and cause damage to surrounding tissues. Worldwide, oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer, representing about 5.5% of all malignancies and approximately 2% of all cancer death. Objectives: To assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of high risk people on prevention of oral cancer, to determine the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge, attitude and practice of high risk people on prevention of oral cancer, to associate the selected demographic variables with knowledge, attitude and practice of high risk people on prevention of oral cancer, to correlate the knowledge, attitude and practice of high risk people on prevention of oral cancer. Methods: Quasi experimental research design (one group pre-test and post-test). 50 samples were selected through purposive sampling technique who met the inclusion criteria. After pre-test structured teaching programme on Prevention of Oral Cancer was provided through lecture cum discussion Results: Findings revealed that in pre-test majority 48 (78.3%) of the high risk people had inadequate knowledge and most of them were 10(16.7%) had unfavorable attitude, whereas in the post-test 36(60%) of them had moderately adequate knowledge and none of them had neutral attitude. There is significant difference (p<0.001) found in knowledge attitude and practice of high risk people after the structured teaching programme. Conclusion: The findings of this study showed that the structured teaching programme is statistically effective in improving knowledge attitude and practice of high risk people on prevention of oral cancer. This study will help to motivate the high risk people in society to prevent themselves and others from oral cancer.