An assessment of knowledge of cancer prevention among staff of federal colleges of education in north-west zone, Nigeria
Rabiatu Abubakar Imam, Saidu Isah, Abdullahi Mohammed Isyaku
This study assessed the knowledge of cancer prevention among Staff of Federal Colleges of Education in North West Zone, Nigeria. One research objective and its corresponding research questions were raised and one hypothesis were postulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. Ex-post facto research design was adopted and the population of the study comprised of all 4, 015 academic and non-academic Staff of the five (5) Federal Colleges of Education in North West Zone Nigeria. The five Federal Colleges of Education are; Federal College of Education (Technical) Bichi (548), Federal College of Education Kano (851), Federal College of Education Katsina (672), Federal College of Education Zaria (1,470) and Federal College of Education (Woman Technical) Zamfara (474).A sample of seven hundred and fourteen (714) academic and nonacademic staff were drawn from the population using a multi-stage sampling procedure of stratified sampling procedure, proportionate sampling procedure and convenience sampling technique. The instrument used for data collection was researcher-developed close-ended questionnaire which was validated by three (3) experts. Data collected was analyzed with Statistical Package for Social Science (version 22) using frequencies, percentages and mean, inferential one sample t- test statistics. The findings of the study showed that knowledge of cancer prevention among Staff of Colleges of Education in North West zone Nigeria is statistically significant. Based on this, it was concluded that Staff of Federal Colleges of Education of North West zone, Nigeria are knowledgeable about cancer prevention. It was recommended among others that all concerned public health agencies (like various voluntary cancer foundations, World Health Organization (WHO), National Cancer Institute (NCI)) and Ministries Departments and Agencies of all three tiers of government should double effort in ensuring that knowledge of cancer prevention is sustained among staff of Federal Colleges of Education in north west zone Nigeria is sustained.