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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: November | Volume: 7 | Issue: 11 | Pages: 167-175

Effect of Education Bundle on Prevention and Early Detection of Cervical Cancer and Participation of Women in Cervical Screening Procedures

Seeta Devi1, Dr. Prabha Dasila2

1PhD Scholar, MGM University of Health Sciences, Navi Mumbai
2Professor & Director, MGM University, Department of Nursing, Navi Mumbai

Corresponding Author: Seeta Devi


Worldwide, cervical cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths and is responsible for approximately 250,000 annual deaths , most of which occur in developing countries The objectives of the study was to assess comparison of verbal, written and video based health interventions and prevention and early detection of cervical cancer and participation of women in cervical screening procedures. Pre-experimental research design. One group pretest and post test design study conducted using a structured interview questionnaire which collected quantitative data. All the participants across the written and video module samples said that they have never ever have got themselves screened for Cervical Cancer. Across each of the verbal and written module samples, 59% participants said they didn’t get screening done since they had no knowledge/ information about cervical screening. In verbal individual face to face health education, 94% of the participants have poor knowledge regarding prevention and early detection of cervical cancer prior to the health education programme and this figure stoops down to 18% post the verbal health education programme. In written health education 100% of the participants had poor knowledge. The t value for this test is 6.48 at 16 degrees of freedom, and the corresponding p-value of the test is extremely negligible (0.000004). The t value for this test came out to be 7.34 at 16 degrees of freedom, and the corresponding p-value of the test is extremely negligible (0.00000001). In verbal face to face health education 70.58% and in video based health education and 82.35 % participants have participated in cervical screening procedures. An improved participation in the cervical screening procedures noticed in verbal and video based health education programmes.

Key words: verbal. Written, video based health education, early detection of cervical cancer Cervical screening.

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