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Acta Paulista de Enfermagem

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GREGO, Maria da Conceição; OHARA, Conceição Vieira da Silva; PEREIRA, Sônia Regina  and  BRETAS, José Roberto da Silva. Workshop on breast self-examination: a strategy for self-knowledge of adolescents. Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.4, pp.493-499. ISSN 0103-2100.

OBJECTIVES: To verify the repercussions of knowledge transmitted through a breast self-examination workshop, and identify the multiplication of information by adolescent participants. METHODS: This was a quantitative survey-type study, conducted with 474 adolescents from three elementary and middle schools in the municipality of Embu das Artes, in 2006 and 2007. RESULTS: Data from structured and semistructured questions, answered by the participants, showed the frequencies of responses above 50% about the "repercussions of the content of the workshop" and below 50% on the "multiplied actions". CONCLUSION: The workshop helps to elaborate the concept of the adolescents themselves about their bodies, informs about breast cancer and the benefits of adopting healthy attitudes and practices in their daily lives, using the technique of breast self-examination as an pedagogical instrument.

Keywords : Adolescent; Adolescent health; Self-examination; Health education; Questionnaires.

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