A knowledge comparison study of the American Cancer Society's colorectal cancer education program

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1986-12-30

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Ballance, Donnine

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The study was conducted in cooperation with the Dallas County chapter of the American Cancer Society in order to evaluate the learning effectiveness of the colorectal education program. The procedures consisted of the administration of the ACS standardized colorectal pre and posttests to adults who attended the colorectal education programs. Data from three hundred participants were analyzed according to specified variables. The Pearson-point-biserial correlation and Pearson product moment correlation were used for statistical analyses. Findings revealed that participants scored significantly better on posttest than pretests. In addition, findings showed that older individuals scored significantly lower on posttest scores than younger adults. No relationship between scores was fo und in regard to sex of participants or family his ory of colorectal cancer.

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