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Acta Paulista de Enfermagem

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DA SILVA, Anna Paula Sousa; GALVAO, Cristina Maria; FERNANDES, Ana Fátima Carvalho  and  LOPES, Marcos Venícios de Oliveira. Concept of risk for breast cancer in nursing research. Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.6, pp.834-838. ISSN 0103-2100.

OBJECTIVE: To analyze the concept of risk for breast cancer in research in the nursing discipline. METHODS: The study followed the methodology of conceptual analysis proposed by Walker and Avant, and was conducted using the databases SCOPUS and CINAHL. The selection was made using exclusionary and inclusionary criteria, resulting in a sample of 12 articles. RESULTS: We identified the principle uses of the concept of risk, defining attributes, antecedents and consequences of the concept. CONCLUSION: The evaluation of the concept of risk for breast cancer has enabled a broader understanding of the phenomenon, especially for the early detection of disease and the vulnerability of patients at risk of developing neoplasia.

Keywords : Nursing; Breast neoplasms; Vulnerability/analysis; Research; Risk.

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