Rastreamento oportunístico do câncer de mama desenvolvido por enfermeiros da Atenção Primária à Saúde
de Moraes, Debora Cherchiglia
de Almeida, Ana Maria
de Figueiredo, Elisabeth Niglio [UNIFESP]
Caetano de Loyola, Edilaine Assuncao
Panobianco, Marislei Sanches
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Alternative TitleOpportunistic screening actions for breast cancer performed by nurses working in primary health care
Objective: To identify opportunistic screening actions for breast cancer performed by nurses working in primary health care units in Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo. Method: Cross-sectional study with 60 nurses from 28 units, who had been working for at least one year in the public municipal health care network. Data were collected between December 2013 and March 2014, by means of a questionnaire, using descriptive analysis and the software IBM SPSS version 20 and Microsoft Excel 2010. Results: The results showed that 71.7% of the participants questioned their female patients as for risk factors for breast cancer, mainly during nursing consultation; 70.0% oriented users about the age to perform clinical breast exam, whereas 30.0% did not due to lack of knowledge and time; 60.0% explained about the age to perform mammogram; 73.3% did not refer patients with suspicious breast exam results to the referral department, citing scheduling as the main obstacle to referral. Educational activities were not performed by 78.3% of participants. Conclusion: Investment is needed in professional training and management of breast cancer screening.
CitationRevista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da Usp. Cerquera Cesar, v. 50, n. 1, p. 14-21, 2016.
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