Volume No. :   2

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2012

ISSN Print :  2231-1149

ISSN Online :  2349-2996


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Effectiveness of Video Assisted Teaching Programme on Prevention of Oral Cancer among Tobacco Chewers



Address:   Mrs. Nirmala V.1, Ms. Athahari Begu2, Mrs. Anuradha2
1Associate Professor, MES College of Nursing, Palachode P.O, Kolathur Via, Malaparamba, Perinthalmanna, Malappuram Dt., Kerala- 679338
2Lecturer, Prathima College of Nursing, Palachode P.O, Kolathur Via, Malaparamba, Perinthalmanna, Malappuram Dt., Kerala- 679338
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ABSTRACT:
A quasi experimental study was undertaken to assess the effectiveness of video assisted teaching programme on prevention of oral cancer among the tobacco chewers in Nagunoor village, Karimnagar. The population of the study was tobacco chewers at Nagunoor village, Karimnagar. The sample size was 50, selected by non-probability convenient sampling technique. A questionnaire and video assisted teaching programme was prepared to assess the knowledge of the tobacco chewers on prevention of oral cancer. Before and after the video assisted teaching programme through pretest and posttest respectively. Data collection was done with the help of structured questionnaire using interview technique. Fifty tobacco chewers were assisted regarding knowledge on prevention of oral cancer in pretest 80% of tobacco chewers had average knowledge and none of the tobacco chewers had above average knowledge. In post test 52% of tobacco chewers had average knowledge and none of the tobacco chewers had below average knowledge. Comparative analysis showed that the mean of knowledge score during the pretest was 19.26 whereas during post test was 25.62. This difference of knowledge score was found to be statistically significant. The ‘t’ value obtained was 10.2, hence it was shown that the video assisted teaching programme improved the knowledge of tobacco chewers on prevention of oral cancer.
KEYWORDS:
Tobacco chewers, Oral cancer, Snuff.
Cite:
Nirmala V., Athahari Begu, Anuradha. Effectiveness of Video Assisted Teaching Programme on Prevention of Oral Cancer among Tobacco Chewers. Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research 2(2): April-June 2012; Page 83-86.
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