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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 9, Issue : 4
First page : ( 515) Last page : ( 518)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2019.00109.5

Knowledge of Adolescents regarding Cancer Prevention and Factors Contributing to Cancer

Dr. Grace CMC Sr. Prabha1, Mrs. Tomy Athul Tintu2,*, Ms. Benny Adhika3, Ms. Antony Amanda3, Ms. Jose Divya3, Ms. Kuriakose Jija Rejin3, Ms. Thomas Lismol3, Ms. John Merin3

1PhD in Nursing, Vice Principal, Carmel College of Nursing, Nalammile, Erumathala P.O, Aluva, Ernakulam Dist Kerala, India, Pin, 683112

2MSc Nursing, Asst Professor, Carmel College of Nursing, Nalammile, Erumathala P.O, Aluva, Ernakulam Dist Kerala, India Pin 683112

3Carmel College of Nursing, Nalammile, Erumathala P.O, Aluva, Ernakulam dist Kerala, India, Pin, 683112

*Corresponding Author Email: athul.tintu@gmail.com

Online published on 31 December, 2019.



The study aimed to assess the knowledge of adolescence regarding the factors contributing to cancer and prevention.

Design and Method

The descriptive study was conducted among 130 samples from selected schools. Non-experimental random sampling technique was used and a structured questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge. The collected data were tabulated and analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics.


75% of samples were of age between 15 to 17years and 68% responded that they gained knowledge from social media. The findings of the study showed that only 6% of samples had good knowledge, and remaining 94% had an average or poor knowledge which accounted 79% e and 15% respectively. The mean score knowledge was 9.038 there was a significant association of knowledge with gender.


The study concluded that majority of samples had an average knowledge about the factors contributing to cancer and prevention of cancer.



Cancer, Prevention, Adolescence, knowledge.


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