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A STUDY TO ASSES THE KNOWLEDGE REGARDING ORAL CANCER AMONG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (13-18YRS) IN KOLLAM WITH A VIEW TO DEVELOP A SELF INSTRUCTIONAL MODULE

Swetha Thomas, Mary Daphne David, Josna Joseph, Anushma J. and *Sindhu Ambika

ABSTRACT

The research project undertook was "A study to assess the knowledge regarding oral cancer among high school students (13-18yrs) in Kollam with a view to develop an instruction module’’ The objectives of the study were • To assess the knowledge regarding oral cancer among high school students. • To find out the association between knowledge regarding oral cancer among high school students and selected socio demographic variables. • To develop an instruction module regarding oral cancer. A quantitative research design was adopted for the study. The study was conducted among 200 high school students selected in SNSM Higher Secondary School Kollam. In order to assess the knowledge regarding oral cancer among high school students in selected schools at Kollam, the study sample were selected by purposive sampling technique The tool used for data collection consists of demographic proforma and structured questionnaire. The analysis of the data was based on the objectives of the study using descriptive and inferential statistics. The major findings of the study were as follows. The findings of the present study showed that there is no significant association between knowledge and demographic variables like sex, family, occupation of parents, income of parents and lifestyle of students. There is a significant association between knowledge and selected demographic variables like age, religion, living area, education of parents, previous knowledge regarding oral cancer. The findings of the present study showed that instructional module was effective to increase the knowledge regarding oral cancer among high school students. Based on the findings the investigator have drawn implications which were of vital concerns in the field of nursing practice, nursing administration, nursing pattern, nursing education and for future development.

Keywords: Assess, knowledge, oral cancer, instructional module.


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