Knowledge and behavior changes in women with risk factors for cervical cancer

Authors

  • Kilvia Gardênia Torres Eduardo
  • Escolástica Rejane Ferreira Moura
  • Paula Sacha Frota Nogueira
  • Carolina Barbosa Jovino de Sousa Costa
  • Ana Karina Bezerra Pinheiro
  • Raimunda Magalhães da Silva

Keywords:

Women's Health, Cervix Neoplasms Prevention, Risk Factors.

Abstract

The objective was to identify the risk factors for cervical cancer; verify the knowledge about these and the changes adopted from the knowledge of risk factors. A cross-sectional field study carried out from May to August 2007, with 390 women who underwent preventive exam. The risk factors found were: age, casual partners, low economic class and educational level, not performing preventive exam, low weight, smoking, use of hormonal contraceptive, and sexual and reproductive factors. 239 (61.3%) reported at least one risk factor. The changes adopted from the knowledge of risk factors were: realization of preventive exam and treatment prescribed; and safer sexual behavior (monogamy, condom use).

Published

2012-10-23

How to Cite

Eduardo, K. G. T., Moura, E. R. F., Nogueira, P. S. F., Costa, C. B. J. de S., Pinheiro, A. K. B., & Silva, R. M. da. (2012). Knowledge and behavior changes in women with risk factors for cervical cancer. Rev Rene, 13(5). Retrieved from http://www.periodicos.ufc.br/rene/article/view/4097

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Section

Research Article

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