da Costa, Ana Maria Beserra; de Lima, Ana Wldia Silva; Lira, Maria da ConceiÆo Cavalcante; dos Santos, Zailde Carvalho; de Oliveira, Osinez Barbosa
November 2011
Journal of Nursing UFPE / Revista de Enfermagem UFPE;Nov2011, Vol. 5 Issue 9, p2237
Academic Journal
Objective: to evaluate the level of awareness of women enrolled in the Family Health Unit of the municipality of Vitória de Santo Antão/PE, about the Pap smear. Method: cross-sectional study in women aged 15 to 49 years enrolled in USF. The sample consisted of 249 women who were sexually active, spontaneous participation and signature of the TCLE. Data collection occurred from March to May 2010 using a questionnaire during home visits. The analysis was performed using Epi-Info (3.5.1). The proposed study was approved by the Ethics Committee of the Health Sciences Center / UFPE, CAAE No. 0079.0.172.000-10 Results: the concentrated age between 30 to 39 years, with a good level of education, income less than two minimum wages, and early onset of sexual activity and reproduction. The level of knowledge about the Pap smear was considered optimal for a little over half (54.8%) and the motivation to take the exam. 51,8% of the women studied, unaware of the purpose of the examination, but 54% know the requirements to be able to its realization. Conclusion: women often perform the screening test and have knowledge level characterized as great for the motivation and requirements to achieve it, however, are necessary to provide educational autonomy and critical consciousness since most women were not its purpose.


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