Abstract
A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE REGARDING CERVICAL CANCER AMONG ADOLESCENT GIRLS IN A SELECTED COLLEGE AT KOLLAM

Ancy James, Feba Shaji, Jessly E. Abraham, Sneha Marcel, Sneha Priya E.* and Nisha John

ABSTRACT

The research project under took was “A study to assess the knowledge regarding cervical cancer among adolescent girls in a selected college at Kollam." The objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge regarding cervical cancer among adolescent girls in a selected college at Kollam, to find out the association between the knowledge regarding cervical cancer among adolescent girls and selected demographic variables such as age, education, age at menarche, religion, residence, type of family, family history of cancer and source of information, non- experimental survey design was adopted for this study. The study was conducted among 100 adolescent girls who were studying in Bishop Benziger College of Nursing at Kollam. In order to assess the knowledge of adolescent girls regarding cervical cancer, the study sample was selected by non-probability convenient sampling technique. The tool used for data collection consisted of demographic proforma and structured questionnaire basic introduction of the study was given to the subjects. The analysis of the data was based on the objectives of the study using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings of the present study revealed that there was significant association between knowledge and demographic variables like education, age at menarche, religion, residence, type of family. There is no significant association between age, family history of cancer and source of information. Based on the findings the investigator has drawn implications which were of vital concerns in the field of nursing practice, nursing administration, nursing pattern, nursing education for future development.

Keywords: Assess structured questionnaire, cervical cancer, and adolescent girls.


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