Effectiveness of a Mobile App CANScreen on Selected Common Cancer Screening Procedures and Preventive Measures in terms of Knowledge and Practice among Undergraduate Students

  • Mathew Varghese V Nursing Officer, All India Institute of Medical Sciences , New Delhi
  • Sunita Patney Associate Professor, Rajkumari Amrit Kaur College of Nursing, New Delhi, India.
  • Madhumita Dey Assistant Professor, Rajkumari Amrit Kaur College of Nursing, New Delhi, India.
Keywords: Cancer screening procedures, Cancer prevention, Mobile app, Knowledge, Practice.


Introduction: Cancer affects all walks of life. To reduce cancer mortality, it is of extreme importance that people should be made aware, and the required prevention methods and treatment should be provided at the proper time. This study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of CANScreen app on selected common cancer screening procedures and preventive measures in terms of knowledge and practice among undergraduate students.

Method: The research approach was a quasi-experimental approach. One group pre-test post-test design was used. 126 samples were recruited through stratified random sampling. Seven tools were used for data collection. Ethical approval was taken from the institutional ethics committee and administrative approval was taken from the college authority.

Results: The mobile app CANScreen was effective in improving both knowledge and practice of undergraduate students regarding selected common cancer screening procedures and preventive measures. The mean post-test knowledge score was 22.91 and the mean post-test practice score was 45.94. There was a positive correlation (0.21) between knowledge and practice after the administration of CANScreen. There was a significant association between post-test knowledge scores and selected variables such as stream of study, year of study, and presence of healthcare professionals in the family. There was also a significant association between post-test practice scores and selected variables such as gender. 72% of the users accepted the mobile app CANScreen to a great extent.

Conclusion: Educating the young generation with similar new technology will motivate them to lead a life with the awareness of cancer screening and prevention methods.

How to cite this article:

Varghese MV, Patney S, Dey M. Effectiveness of a Mobile App CANScreen on Selected Common Cancer Screening Procedures and Preventive Measures in terms of Knowledge and Practice among Undergraduate Students. Int J Nurs Midwif Res. 2021;8(2&3):11-23

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24321/2455.9318.202107


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