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International Journal of Nursing Education
Year : 2011, Volume : 3, Issue : 2
First page : ( 3) Last page : ( 7)
Print ISSN : 0974-9349. Online ISSN : 0974-9357.

Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme about Cancer Cervix on the Knowledge and Attitude of Married Women

 Suneetha, Rao Anitha C

Department of Obstetric and Gynecological Nursing, Canara College of Nursing, Prafull Enclave, Halady Road, Kundapur, Karnataka, India



Cervical cancer is most common gynecologic cancer in women. Lack of access to screening and health services, and lack of awareness of the risk factors of cervical cancer has increased the prevalence of the disease. Much progress needs to be made in the prevention and control of cervical cancer.1


This study was aimed to find the effectiveness of STP on cancer cervix among married women residing in urban and rural area.


Quasi-experimental research design with one group pretest-posttest was used. The study was conducted by using multistage sampling. The data was collected through a Structured Interview schedule using demographic proforma, structured knowledge questionnaire and attitude scale.


Majority of married women 84% in urban area, 76% in rural had moderate knowledge. The pretest attitude score for all the married women 100% in urban, 92% in rural was favorable. The study showed that there was significant improvement between pretest and posttest knowledge, attitude score. There was significant association between knowledge on cancer cervix, attitude in urban, rural and selected demographic variables. The study concluded that STP is more effective in urban than rural area in improving the knowledge.



Knowledge, attitude, effectiveness, structured teaching programme (STP).


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