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J Cancer Educ. 2002 Winter;17(4):186-7.

Assessment of a lecture on cancer prevention and the early detection of cancer.

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Surgical Service, VA Central California Healthcare System, Fresno, California 93703, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Cancer prevention and the early detection can affect morbidity and mortality. Through educational programs, recommendations for beneficial lifestyle changes and cancer screening may be introduced to the public. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a videotaped lecture concerning cancer prevention and early detection is of educational value.

METHOD:

College students in a health science class participated in the study. The students' comprehension of the subject matter was assessed immediately before and a week after they viewed the lecture.

RESULT:

The students' scores on the second test were significantly better as measured by a paired-difference experiment.

CONCLUSION:

This videotaped lecture has merit as an educational program.

PMID:
12556052
DOI:
10.1080/08858190209528834
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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