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A STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFECT OF STRUCTURED TEACHING PROGRAMME ON KNOWLEDGE REGARDING BREAST SELF-EXAMINATION AMONG THE GIRLS IN SELECTED COLLEGE
Gauri Kishor Waghamare*, Nutan Baliram Madane and Snehal Bandu Khedkar
Purpose: The aim of the study was to assess the effect of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding Breast self-Examination among the girls in selected colleges. Method: Quasiexperimental one group pre-test and post-test research design were used. The Sample was 60 girls in selected college selected by convenient sampling technique and data was collected by administering structured knowledge questionnaire. Results: Data was analyzed and interpreted by using both descriptive and inferential statistics. The mean pre-test value is 15.73, standard deviation is 2.95. The mean score is increased in the post test. The mean in the post test is 24.66 and the standard deviation is 1.64. The gain in the knowledge based on difference in the pre-test and post-test mean was found to be 8.93 (Improvement). The calculated‘t’ value is 19.81, which are significant (P< 0.001). The results proved that the Structured Teaching Programme was effective in improving the knowledge of girls regarding Breast self-Examination. Age of menarche, Source of information on breast self- examination & breast cancer have significant association with knowledge regarding Breast self-Examination. Conclusion: Structured Teaching Programme improved the knowledge of girls regarding Breast self- examination.[Full Text Article]