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A Study to Assess the Level of Knowledge on Lung Cancer among College Students at SIMATS, Thandalam, Kanchipuram District

Journal: International Research Journal of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences (IRJPMS) (Vol.2, No. 3)

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Page : 18-21

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Lung cancer is a leading cause of cancer related to death commonly for men. There are many cause for lung cancer like inhalation of carcinogenic pollutants by susceptible host. Out of all the risk factors, cigarette smoking is the most important risk factors in the development of lung cancer in men. To assess the knowledge about lung cancer among college students. Non-experimental descriptive research design was employed. 30 samples were selected by using convenient sampling technique at SIMATS. Knowledge about lung cancer was assessed by structured questionnaire and data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings of the study shows that 15(50%) had Inadequate knowledge, 14(46.6%) had a moderate knowledge, 1(3.33%) had a adequate knowledge about lung cancer. It is to be concluded that the study participants may get benefitted by self instructional module about lung cancer.

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