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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 8, Issue : 3
First page : ( 371) Last page : ( 374)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2018.00076.9

A Descriptive Study to Assess the Health Profile and Warning Signs of Cancer among adults Residing in Selected Rural areas of District Roopnagar Punjab

Ms. Sharma Kritika1,*, Dr. Kalia Raman2, Mrs Manpreet3, Mrs Sharma Shaveta3

1M Sc. Nursing Student, Saraswati Nursing Institute, Dhianpura

2Principal, Saraswati Nursing Institute, Dhianpura

3Lecturer, Medical Surgical Nursing, Saraswati Nursing Institute, Dhianpura

*Corresponding Author Email: sharmakritika2626@gmail.com

Online published on 24 October, 2018.

Abstract

Health is the level of functional or metabolic efficiency of a living being. In humans, it is the general condition of a person's mind and body, usually meaning to be free from illness, injury or pain. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) health is a “state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.[1] The cancer is the most dreadly disease and refers to malignant tumors, neoplasm which is caused by abnormal growth of new tissue. According to a report published by NCRP, Indian Council of Medical Research, Bangalore, the total cancer cases are likely to go up from 979, 786 cases in the year 2010 to 1, 148, 757 cases in the year[2]. Keeping this in view, the present study was conducted to assess the health profile and warning signs of cancer among adults residing in selected community areas of Distt. Roopnagar Punjab. The objective of the study was to assess the health profile of adults residing in selected rural areas of Roopnagar Distt. Punjab. To assess the warning signs of cancer among adults. To determine the association between warning signs of cancer with the selected socio-demographic variables among adults. Total 300 adults were selected by convenience sampling technique. Socio-demographic sheet, health profile sheet and warning signs of cancer assessment sheet were used to collect data to assess the health profile and warning signs of cancer among adults. Content validity of the tool was determined by experts. Reliability of the tools was calculated by split half method and tools found reliable. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used for data analysis. The result revealed that no major warning signs of cancer were present among the subjects. 25(8.3%) of the subjects had constipation and 17(5.7%) of the subjects had indigestion among all subjects. The study concluded that general population should be educated regarding early identification of warning signs of cancer.

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