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AZEVEDO, Adeli Cardoso de; CANELLA, Ellyete de Oliveira; DJAHJAH, Maria Célia Resende e KOCH, Hilton Augusto. Adherence of a hospital female personnel to a breast cancer prevention program. Radiol Bras [online]. 2012, vol.45, n.4, pp. 215-218. ISSN 0100-3984. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-39842012000400007.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the adherence of a hospital female personnel to a program for breast cancer prevention by means of mammography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was developed with 91 female workers evaluated by means of a questionnaire and follow-up of the periodicity of mammographic studies in the period from 2000 to 2009. RESULTS: A total of 247 mammography studies were performed. Compliance with the periodicity schedule was informed by 48 of the participants, 12.6% of them by medical request, 47.9% because they were aware of the relevance of such study, 4.1% because of previous family history of cancer, and 35.4% as a clinical routine. Forty-three participants did not comply with the periodicity schedule, 37.3% of them because they had not a medical request, 20.9% because they could not have it done through the Sistema Único de Saúde (Brazilian Unified Health System), 18.6% for fear, and 23.2% due to unawareness about the relevance of such an examination. CONCLUSION: The participation in the program was low. The adherence to the program was poor in the hospital because of the unawareness about breast cancer prevention.
Palavras-chave : Breast cancer; Secondary prevention; Health care; Hospital environment.