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A Research Investigating the Efficacy of a Well-Planned Educational Program on Enhancing Knowledge about Breast Self-Examination Among First and Second Year GNM Students at SGRD College of Nursing, Vallah, Amritsar

karuna pawan, Diksha ., Gaganpreet ., Guramritpreet ., Gurharsimran ., Gurjit ., Gurleen ., Gurnimrat ., Gurpreet ., Harjot ., Harkirandeep ., Harleen ., Harman .


This research employed a quasi-experimental study. GNM first- and second-year students from Sri Guru Ram Das College of Nursing Vallah in Amritsar engaged in the current study (Punjab). The study's objective was to evaluate the impact of a structured teaching strategy on GNM students' breast self-examination. A total of 60 students were selected through the convenience sampling technique. The intervention was given in form of a structured teaching program for a period of 45 minutes. Seven days later post-test was given to determine whether the structured instruction program had been successful. The findings of the study show pre-test knowledge scores were 8.3% that were poor, 68.4% had average knowledge and 23.3% had good knowledge. After giving intervention the post-test knowledge gold was as follows 8.3% of the students had average knowledge 91.7% had good knowledge. The effectiveness was statistically tested using mean and standard deviation. The mean during the pre-test was 13.98, with a corresponding standard deviation 3.377 and in the post test mean was 22.28 and the standard deviation was 3.125. The main difference was 7.30, the t value was 15.89, df was 59, and the P value was 0.1No correlation was found between knowledge about breast self-examination and the socio-demographic variables they chose. Hence it can be concluded from this study that the structured teaching program can increase the level of knowledge among the students.


Breast Self-Examination, Structured Teaching Program, GNM students

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