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The workers knowledge about prostate cancer: a descriptive exploratory study

Paula Marciana Pinheiro de Oliveira, Maria Margareth Franco Lima, Kariane Gomes Cezario, Mariana Gonçalves de Oliveira

Abstract


Objective: The objective of this project is to identify the workers knowledge about prostate cancer. Methods: This is a descriptive and exploratory study conducted in the city of Quixeramobim - Ceará, in August 2009. We worked with a questionnaire containning open and closed questions, which also allowed large and subjective answers. Results: We interviewed 20 men aged 30 to 40 years old. Discussion: All interviewed people reported having heard of such pathology and signs, but about symptoms, some said they did not have the knowledge and others reported dysuria itching. Conclusion: I find nurses a very important tool in the process of health education.

Descriptors: Prostatic Neoplasms; Men’s Health; Nursing.


Received: 08/29/2011

Approved: 04/19/2012


Keywords


Nursing; Prostatic Neoplasms; Men.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5935/1676-4285.20120016



 

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