TITLE

Lifestyle and cancer prevention in female employees at a health institution

AUTHOR(S)
Canaval, Gladys Eugenia; Snnchez, Mar�a Neila
PUB. DATE
October 2011
SOURCE
Colombia M�dica;oct-dec2011, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p177
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective: To establish the relationship between lifestyle for prevention of cervix and breast cancer and perceptual cognitive factors from the Pender model in working women. Materials and methods: Correlation and cross-sectional study with a random sample of 143 working women. The Lifestyle index is the total score of 5 variables: Papanicolau test, breast self-exam, physical activity, body mass index, and cigarette smoking. Results: The mean age for the sample was 44.4 � 6.2; 87% of the women had higher education and 85% were working in health care services. A total of 89% of the women had unhealthy lifestyles because of the lack of regular physical activity, not having a Papanicolau test according to the norm, not practicing breast self-exams, and having an altered body mass index. There was significant correlation between lifestyle and occupation, and also with self-efficacy perception for breast selfexamination. Conclusion: The lifestyles for most of the women sampled were unhealthy. Recommendations: It is recommend the reorientation of health services based on health promotion, which permit planning and executing health care, health education and nursing care programs specifically for working women. It is also recommend conducting culturally sensitive healthcare campaigns in addition to setting up flexible attention schedules for women.
ACCESSION #
74588356

 

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