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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2017, Volume : 7, Issue : 1
First page : ( 21) Last page : ( 25)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2017.00006.4

Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Preventive Measures of Oral Cancer among Late Adolescents in Selected Junior College, Karminagar, Telangana

Seela Bhagya S1,*, Raju Shanmuga P2

1Lecturer, College of Nursing, Chalmeda Anand Rao Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar-505001, Telangana, India

2Associated Professor & I/C Head, Department of Physical Medicine &Rehabilitation, Chalmeda Anand Rao Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar-505001, Telangana, India

*Corresponding Author Email: sheel.1981@rediffmail.com

Online published on 26 April, 2017.



India has one of the highest incidences of oral cancer in the world. The highest incidence of oral cancer and oral pre-cancerous lesions in India has long been linked with the habit of betel liquid chewing incorporating tobacco.


These study objectives are

1. assess the level of knowledge on prevention of oral cancer before and after structured teaching programme among late adolescents, 2. Determine the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on prevention of oral cancer among late adolescents, 3. To find out the association between post test knowledge regarding preventive measures of oral cancer with selected demographic variables.

Materials and Methods

An evaluative research approach with pre experimental one group pretest and post test design is used. Non probability simple random sampling technique is used to select 30 samples of late adolescents and data collection was done. Data analyzed by using descriptive and inferential stastics.


The results show that the mean posttest knowledge score (17.43%) is higher than the mean pretest knowledge score (9.6%). The comparison of pre and post test knowledge score showed that there was a significant gain in knowledge score of late adolescents after structured teaching programme.


Findings revealed that structured teaching programme is highly effective in improving knowledge of late adolescents regarding preventive measures of oral cancer.



Prevention of oral cancer, structured teaching programme, late adolescents.


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