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Department of Health Education and Health Promotion, Faculty of Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
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Introduction: Prevention is the most cost effective way for coping cancer disease. Effective and comprehensive health education is the most important way to prevent cancer. This study aimed to investigate the effect of cancer prevention education on student’s knowledge, attitude and practice in Hashtbandi city.
Methods: This study is an interventional quasi experimental study with a control group and the study population were 360 student from Hashtbandi city who were selected through simple randomized sampling. Data were collected by a researcher-made questionnaire and analyzed using SPSS software and Wilcoxon, mann whitney, and Spearman tests.
Results: Results showed that before the educational intervention, there was no significant difference in the mean scores of knowledge, attitude, and behavior between the two groups (P-Value>0.05), but after the intervention, a significant difference was observed between the mean scores of knowledge, attitude, and behavior in the intervention and control groups so that in the intervention group the mean score of these variables increased significantly (P-Value<0.05).
Conclusion: Results indicated the positive effect of educational intervention on promotion of knowledge, attitude, and preventive behavior of cancer in the students. Therefore, considering the priority of prevention over the treatment and also lower costs of prevention in comparison to the treatment, especially about the cancers, it is necessary to developm and implement educational programs.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/08/21 | Accepted: 2017/08/21 | Published: 2017/08/21