OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the prevalence and factors associated with trichomoniasis in women receiving primary health care. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was developed, involving a sample of 314 medical records, randomly selected through a process of systematic sampling, among women receiving primary health care services. The socioeconomic, demographic and clinical variables were examined. RESULTS: The prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis was 10.5%, and 35% of the women studied lived in rural areas. The adjusted logistic regression analysis showed that the independent predictors of the presence of trichomoniasis were: high blood pressure, unpleasant vaginal odor and dyspareunia. CONCLUSION: In terms of practical applicability, the results can provide information for planning new nursing initiatives to prevent and reduce the prevalence of trichomoniasis in women.
Community health nursing; Primary care nursing; Trichomonas vaginalis; Trichomonas infections; Trichomonas vaginitis; Prevalence; Risk factors; Primary health care