International Journal of Nursing and Health Research

International Journal of Nursing and Health Research


International Journal of Nursing and Health Research
International Journal of Nursing and Health Research
Vol. 2, Issue 1 (2020)

Effectiveness of an educational intervention in increasing knowledge regarding lung cancer among engineering students


Rahul Shil, Dhanpal HN, Dr. Ramu K

Introduction: Lung cancer is a preventable and treatable disease yet its incidence and mortality are increasing every year due to lack of awareness and early detection. Objective: The present study aimed at determining the effectiveness of an educational intervention i.e. video-assisted teaching on knowledge regarding Lung Cancer and its management among under-graduate engineering students. Methods: The study utilized one group pretest-posttest quasi experimental research design to evaluate the effectiveness of a video-assisted teaching regarding lung cancer. A total of sixty selected engineering college students were selected for the study through a convenient sampling method. The data was collected by using structures self-reporting knowledge questionnaire regarding various aspects of lung cancer. Results: The majority of the undergraduate engineering students (63.33%) had inadequate knowledge and the reaming (36.77%) had moderately adequate knowledge and none of them was found to be with adequate knowledge in the pretest. After the intervention, the results demonstrated a considerable improvement in the knowledge level and it was substantially significant according to the paired t-test value of t=27.008 at a 5% level (p<0.05). Conclusion: Video-assisted teaching is an effective educational intervention increase the knowledge among students regarding various aspects of lung cancer.
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Rahul Shil, Dhanpal HN, Dr. Ramu K. Effectiveness of an educational intervention in increasing knowledge regarding lung cancer among engineering students. International Journal of Nursing and Health Research, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2020, Pages 01-03
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