Effectiveness of planned health education on knowledge of nurses working at tertiary care hospital regarding early detection of cancer cervix Karad, Western Maharashtra, India


  • Sunita Tata Department of Nursing, KH, KIMSDU, Karad, Maharashtra, India http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9524-4555
  • Radhika Joshi Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, KH, KIMSDU, Karad, Maharashtra, India
  • A. Pratinidhi Department of Research, KH, KIMSDU, Karad, Maharashtra, India
  • Vaishali Vhaval Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, KH, KIMSDU, Karad, Maharashtra, India
  • Simi Elsa Philip Department of Nursing, KH, KIMSDU, Karad, Maharashtra, India
  • Rabnna I. Mulla Statistician, KH, KIMSDU, Karad, Maharashtra, India
  • S. Kakade Statistician, KH, KIMSDU, Karad, Maharashtra, India




Cervical cancer, Effectiveness, Knowledge, Planned health education, Prevention


Background: Cervical cancer is a major and devastating cause of mortality worldwide with an estimated global incidence of 5 lakhs new cases and 2.7 lakhs deaths annually among women. The objective of this study was to assess the existing level of knowledge and to determine the effectiveness of planned health education among the nurses regarding early detection and prevention of ca cervix.

Methods: Evaluative approach with Quasi experimental one group pre-test-post-test design was used.168 sample were selected with simple random sampling technique, who those are working in tertiary care hospital, Karad. A pre-test given related to cervical cancer questionnaires followed by planned health education imparted for the duration of 45 minutes. Post-test using the same questionnaire were conducted after 7 days.

Results: The study results showed that, the planned health education was effective in increasing the knowledge at the level of P <0.001.

Conclusions: It is seen that training of nurses less than 30 years, even with lesser experience lesser than 5 years and with unmarried status benefited most. In service education training at the time of induction program and also frequently to refresh to sensitize the nurses with updating knowledge is recommended so that they can motivate the symptomatic and asymptomatic women who those are attending hospital as an outdoor patient or coming with the indoor patient as caretakers.


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