Background: Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer affecting the women worldwide. If women in India undergo periodic screening for cervical cancer, it could be possible to detect the cancer in early stages and thereby reducing mortality and morbidity. Screening would be broadly influenced by knowledge about cervical cancer. Objectives: To assess the level of knowledge and attitude of nursing students regarding prophylactic vaccination for cervical cancer, evaluate the effectiveness of planned teaching programme on prophylactic vaccination for cervical cancer and associate the knowledge and attitude scores of students of selected nursing colleges with their selected sociodemographic variables. Material and methods: A non-experimental descriptive research design was employed for this study. The population of this study includes nursing students those who studying in selected college of nursing in Bathinda. Hundred students who met inclusion and exclusion criteria were included in this study. Eligible subjects were selected by using non-randomized convenient sampling technique by applying inclusion and exclusion criteria. Results: There was a significant difference between the pre-test and post- test knowledge score regarding cervical cancer significant at t= 1.98, p<0.05 and attitude scale regarding cervical cancer significant at t= 1.98, p<0.05. It can be inferred that respondents had inadequate knowledge, moderate knowledge and low and average attitude regarding prophylactic vaccination for preventing the cervical cancer during their pre-test and there was increase in knowledge score and attitude of nursing students after administering planned teaching programme on cervical cancer. Conclusion: The study results show that most of the students had moderately adequate knowledge regarding cervical cancer and its prophylactic vaccination. So it emphasizes the need for increasing student’s knowledge on cervical cancer and its prophylactic vaccination to create awareness and prevent the occurrence of the disease.
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Anita Prakasam, Virendra Singh Choudhary. To Assess the Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on Knowledge and Attitude regarding Prophylactic Vaccination for preventing Cervical Cancer among nursing students in the College of Nursing, Bathinda, Punjab. Int. J. of Advances in Nur. Management. 2019; 7(2):143-147. doi: 10.5958/2454-2652.2019.00035.0