International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research


ISSN: 2456-0421

Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2020)

A study to evaluate the video assisted teaching regarding cervical cancer among degree students in selected colleges, daund

Author(s): Chanamallappa I Hadaginal
Abstract: Cervical cancer is the biggest cause for cancer in women in developing countries. It is the second most common cancer across the world. To an estimated annual global incidence of 5, 00,000 cervical cancers, India contribute 100,000, i.e. 1/5 of the world burden. In India, it is most common in South Indian women and occupies the top rank among the cancers in women in most developing countries constituting 34% of all types of women cancers. The burden of the cervical cancer in India has been taken in the context of the additional problems of the advanced disease at presentation. As mentioned above it implies that, there is a need to protect present and future generation from the consequence of the disease by providing a framework to prevent cervical cancer. The key factor in prevention and treatment of cervical cancer is the awareness about origin, causes, screening and preventable measures of cervical cancer which helps in reducing risk of the occurrence. Many studies show that even the educated class are not aware of the cervical cancer and often link it with the neck. Hence it is very necessary to update the knowledge by educating about this serious disease. Objectives: 1. to assess the knowledge of degree students regarding cervical cancer. 2. To evaluate the effectiveness of video assisted teaching regarding cervical cancer among degree students. 3. To find the association between knowledge level with selected socio-demographic variables. Hypotheses: H01 - There is no significant difference between pre and posttest knowledge scores regarding cervical cancer among Degree students. H02 - There is no significant association between the knowledge levels with selected demographic variables. Methodology: An evaluative approach was used for this study. The research design was Quasi-experimental one group pre-test post-test design. The sample comprised of 60 degree students. The degree students were selected by purposive sampling technique. Data was collected by administering a self-administered knowledge questionnaire before and after the video assisted teaching. The data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Paired‘t’ test was used to find the effectiveness of video assisted teaching and chi-square test was used to find the association of pre-test knowledge score with the selected socio demographic variables. Result: The result of the study showed that the degree students have moderately adequate knowledge regarding cervical cancer and its prevention. The pre-test mean knowledge score was 14.983. There was a marked gain in mean knowledge score after administration of video assisted teaching (23.983). The difference in mean knowledge score was statistically significant at 0.05 level’s’ (59) = 29.388. There was no significant association between pre-test knowledge scores and selected socio-demographic variables such as age (2=00), religion (2= 11.122), types of family (2=1.408), marital status (2= 00), place of residence (2= 0.051), previous knowledge (2= 4.729), bad habits (2= 00) at 0.05 level of significance. Conclusion: The findings of this study shows that the video assisted teaching was effective in terms of gaining knowledge on cervical cancer and its prevention among the degree students
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